The suspect in a Montreal woman's death has been arrested in Vancouver said police.
On Tuesday evening, Vancouver police arrested Tessman at a downtown homeless shelter and he is now charged with second-degree murder.
Edmonton police Staff Sgt. Bill Clark said in a press conference Tuesday that Maurice showed up at a home on Aug. 29 around midnight and was not seen again. She and Tessman were not known to each other, he added.
Investigators believed that the suspect travelled to Victoria, B.C. on the weekend.
Tessman was previously convicted of sexually assaulting an escort, according to CBC News.
Victim travelled often to Alberta: friends
One of Maurice's friends told CTV Montreal that she went to Edmonton to work as an escort, but a family member denied that she worked in the sex trade.
Quebec outlet TVA spoke to friends who said they worried about a pimp that travelled with Maurice on her trips to see clients. She often went to Alberta, they said.
Police say 29-yr-old Valérie Maurice died of strangulation. The Montreal woman was found in an Edmonton apartment Thursday. pic.twitter.com/7RcYut2uX7— Domenic Fazioli (@DomenicFazioli) September 3, 2017
A friend named Crystal Jones told CBC Montreal that she had grown concerned about Maurice, who was "very secretive" and had started to distance herself.
Clark acknowledged Tuesday that Maurice "led a high-risk lifestyle," but the focus of the investigation was on apprehending Tessman.
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