Durham Regional Police say that they were called to a townhouse on Torr Lane, near Kingston Road East and Salem Road South, just before 7:30 p.m. on Friday.
Police found a 31-year-old woman dead inside the home. A 31-year-old man was taken into custody.
The following day, police identified the deceased as Nasira Fazli. Police said the victim was found with "obvious signs of trauma."
Her husband, Feraidon Mohammad Imbrahem, has since been charged with second-degree murder.