Woman of Maltese descent murdered in Vancouver

Emily Caruana

A woman of Maltese descent has been murdered in Vancouver Island, local Canadian media reports.

Ms Emily Caruana is understood to have been murdered by Mr Alan Charles Chapman. Chapman is charged with first-degree murder.

Local Police say that they responded to a disturbance at 7200-block on Meadowlark Lane at 12.30AM on Tuesday morning.

The officers on the scene discovered signs of a ‘violent struggle’ and the body of a victim.

A neighbour who called the police said that he heard the noise of breaking glass and screams. He recalled that a man in a white car nearly knocked him down as a result.

It is understood that two people have also been taken to hospital in connection with the incident.

Investigations are currently on-going by the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit.