12/22/2016 06:04 EST | Updated 12/23/2017 00:12 EST

New evidence in cold case leads to murder charge in Edmonton homicide

EDMONTON — A man has been charged with second-degree murder in a nearly six-year-old homicide in Edmonton involving a woman.

The body of Jeanette Marie Cardinal, who was 40, was discovered in early February 2011 when police answered a call about a sudden death at a home in a northeast neighbourhood.

Investigators say a probable suspect was identified at the time, but there was insufficient evidence to lay a charge.

They say additional forensic evidence was tested at a specialized crime lab and the results led to the arrest of a 38-year-old suspect on Monday.

Dana Fash remains in custody on a charge of second-degree murder and will appear in court Jan. 5.

Investigator's have not released the cause of Cardinal's death.