10/22/2012 10:21 EDT | Updated 12/22/2012 05:12 EST

Man known to police charged in common-law wife's murder on B.C. reserve

KAMLOOPS, B.C. - A 48-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of his common-law wife on a reserve in Kamloops, B.C.

RCMP say Gerald Peters is well known to police, as was his partner Deborah Joseph, who was also 48 and killed in a home on the Tk'emlups First Nations reserve.

Mounties say police and the B.C. Ambulance Service responded to a 911 call on Saturday night.

Police found the woman dead at the home and have not said how she died.

Cpl. Dan Moskaluk says a forensic autopsy was being conducted Monday.

Peters remains in custody.