07/22/2015 08:26 EDT | Updated 07/22/2016 05:59 EDT

Maurio Saheli Charged In Double Killing Of B.C. Woman, Israeli Man

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COQUITLAM, B.C. - A man faces murder charges after the bodies of a woman from B.C. and a man from Israel were found last week in a Metro Vancouver home.

Fifty-four-year-old Maurio Saheli, also known as Mo, of Richmond, B.C., faces two counts of first-degree murder.

Police say they found the bodies of a 56-year-old woman and the Israeli man in a Coquitlam, B.C., home last Thursday.

The Israeli man had arrived in Canada two days before his body was found.

The RCMP say they believe Saheli was previously in a relationship with the woman.

A police news release says the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team was able to identify the victims within hours after they were discovered.

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