UPDATE | Husband charged in death of wife following Kitchener house explosion

Police are charging a woman's husband after her body was found in the backyard of their home following a house explosion in Kitchener.

58 year old Udo Haan is facing multiple arson related charges as well as one count of first degree murder in the death of Edresilda Haan.

The blast happened more than six weeks ago in the neighbourhood of Sprucedale Crescent.

Waterloo Regional Police tell CTV the investigation has revealed Edra Haan was already dead before the explosion happened.

Udo Haan is still receiving treatment in hospital for the critical injuries he suffered on August 22nd, but he made an appearance in court yesterday via conference call.