UPDATE: Man wanted on Canada wide warrant for murder of Montreal woman arrested

Police in Vancouver say they have apprehended a man who was the subject of a Canada-wide warrant in the death of a woman from Montreal.

Late Tuesday night, Edmonton police issued a news release saying their counterparts in Vancouver arrested Gregory Christopher Tessman, 49, at a homeless shelter on East Hastings Street.

Tessman is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Valerie Maurice, 29, whose body was found last Thursday inside the Edmonton apartment where he lived.

An autopsy determined she had been strangled.

Homicide investigators say Tessman has a criminal background.