Police say a 19-year-old woman from Vernon, B.C., has died in Chelmsford, England, and a man has been charged with murder.
A statement from Essex Police said officers were called to a home in the city northeast of London on Tuesday, but Ashley Wadsworth died at the scene and a man was arrested a short time later.
Police say a 23-year-old man has been charged with murder.
Jack Sepple appeared in Colchester Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.
A court administrator says in an e-mail statement that Mr. Sepple remained in custody before another scheduled court appearance on Friday.
Ms. Wadsworth’s Facebook page was updated to show she moved to England in November.
Essex Police have released few details about the case but say they are not looking for any other suspects.
“I know that incidents like this will shock and sadden the community, but our initial enquiries show this to be an isolated incident and that there is no wider risk to the community,” said Detective Chief Inspector Scott Egerton.
Police said Ms. Wadsworth’s family has been informed and are “being supported by specialist officers.”
Global Affairs Canada spokesman Jason Kung said in an e-mailed statement that it is aware of the case.
“Consular officials have reached out to local authorities to gather information and stand ready to provide consular assistance,” said Mr. Kung, who added that no further details can be released owing to privacy considerations.