Ottawa police have arrested a second suspect connected to the death of Jagtar Gill, the city’s first homicide victim of 2014.
The police major crimes unit arrested a man Sunday morning at Gill's home and he is being questioned at the Ottawa police station, police sources told CBC News.
Gill, 43, was found dead by her husband, Bhupinderpal, and her 15-year-old daughter on Jan. 29 in the living room of her home at 174 Brambling Way.
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That was one day after she had hernia surgery and it was also the day of her 17th wedding anniversary.
Gurpreet Ronald, a 34-year-old married mother of two, has already been charged with first-degree murder after Gill was stabbed to death.
Bloody metal bar became new lead
There was a new lead in the Gill homicide investigation on Friday after a bloodstained metal bar was found in a wooded area on the west side of Cedarview Road, about 300 metres north of Cambrian Road.
Sources told CBC News the metal bar could be linked to Gill’s death. Police also asked the public if anyone saw the bar thrown into the wooded area.
Police believe this bar was used to strike Gill before she was stabbed, sources said.
None of these allegations have been proven in court.
Sources have also told CBC News Ronald and Gill’s husband were close and they were both OC Transpo bus drivers. Ronald also lives on Towhee Place, one street over from the Gill family home.
Ronald's next court appearance is scheduled, via video, for Wednesday.