Nanaimo man charged in connection with death of Victoria woman

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Nanaimo man charged in connection with death of Victoria woman
Nanaimo man charged in connection with death of Victoria woman

A 21-year-old man has been charged with murder after a 40-year-old Victoria woman was found dead at a home in south Nanaimo earlier this week.

Nanaimo RCMP announced Wednesday that Simon Baker, 21, has been formally charged with second-degree murder in the death of 40-year-old Denise Allick of Victoria.

Allick was found dead at a home on Eighth Street, behind Park Elementary School, by RCMP at around 10 p.m. on June 20. Mounties had been called to the home after receiving a report about a disturbance.

Baker, a resident of Nanaimo, was arrested a short time after the incident and remains in police custody. He is scheduled to appear in court at 2 p.m. on Wednesday (June 22).

Law enforcement in B.C. rarely name identify victims but in a press release issued on Wednesday, the Nanaimo RCMP said they aren’t sure why 40-year-old Allick was even at the home or if even she knew Baker.

RCMP are asking anyone who may have information about why Allick was in Nanaimo to contact them immediately at 250-754-3245 and quote file 2022-21048.

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