07/08/2015 07:05 EDT | Updated 07/08/2016 05:59 EDT

Harinder Singh Cheema, one of Quebec's 10 most wanted, arrested in San Francisco

One of Quebec's 10 most-wanted alleged criminals has been arrested by American authorities, seven years after he was charged.

Harinder Singh Cheema, 36, was wanted in connection with the death of his 29-year-old partner in Montreal's Saint-Laurent borough in December 2007. 

Police say he was seen leaving the apartment he shared with her on Dec. 24 of that year. He then left their two children at a friend's place before disappearing. 

His partner's body was found in the apartment on Dec. 25.

Montreal police issued an arrest warrant for second-degree murder in January 2008.

Investigators tracked him to San Francisco where he was arrested today.