01/10/2012 04:36 EST | Updated 03/11/2012 05:12 EDT

Man charged in Sooke homicide

A charge has been laid in the death of a 53-year-old woman who was found dead in a Sooke home on Sunday.

Alex Conte, 21, has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of the unnamed woman. He was arrested at the home at 2615 Otter Point Road on Sunday and remains in custody.

The name of the deceased is not being released pending an autopsy, said police. Police said the pair knew each other, but have released few other details about the incident.