A 27-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of his sister, 33-year-old Maja Paderewska, who was found dead in a Coquitlam home.
Jarek Paderewski, who was not known to police, was arrested at the scene and made his first court appearance on Monday.
Police were called to the townhouse on Sunday afternoon and found Paderewska's body, said a news release from the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT). The motive for the homicide is still unknown, said investigators.
Paderewska was a business education teacher at North Surrey Secondary School. Current and former students have been paying tribute to her online. They remembered her as a kind, encouraging teacher who was always smiling.
too young, too beautiful to be gone😔 rip Ms Paderewska🌹🙏 pic.twitter.com/R8CiJ67TqS— s α α b ι α•♔ (@SaabiaKang) February 25, 2014
Rest in peace Mrs. Paderewska, I can honestly say you were one of the only teachers that truly cared about her students. You will be missed.— Nyshan Basra (@Nbazz95) February 25, 2014
I hope the news comes and asks people about Ms Paderewska because everyone needs to know how much of an amazing woman she was #Rip— Alex Lassaline (@AlexLassaline) February 25, 2014
IHIT Sgt. Adam MacIntosh told CBC News that Paderewski lives at the Coquitlam townhouse with his parents, but his sister did not.