Abbotsford man in custody after wife’s body found in burned house

Police in Abbotsford, B.C., have arrested a man after the body of his wife was found in their burned home on Remembrance Day.

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — Police in Abbotsford, B.C., have arrested a man after the body of his wife was found in their burned home on Remembrance Day.

Cpl. Dale Carr of the RCMP’s Integrated Homicide Investigation Team says firefighters responding to a Wednesday morning blaze found the dead woman inside the gutted house.

Homicide investigators were called in after Abbotsford police determined the fatal injuries the woman had suffered did not appear to have been caused by the fire.

Carr says a man later contacted police and said he wanted to turn himself in.

No names have been released but police identified the suspect as a 40-year-old Abbotsford man and the victim as his 41-year-old wife.

Two children aged 10 and 15 who lived in the home were not hurt and are currently staying with relatives.