01/07/2018 09:57 EST | Updated 01/07/2018 10:00 EST

Man charged with killing ex-girlfriend extradited to Canada to face murder charges

Police say a Canadian man arrested in the U.S. and charged in the death of his ex-girlfriend last spring has been escorted back to southwestern Ontario.

Ager Hasan, 24, is accused of second-degree murder in the death of his ex-girlfriend Melinda Vasilije, 22, whose body was found with multiple stab wounds in her home in Kitchener, Ont., in April 2017.

Border records show Hasan had already crossed into New York state by the time police had issued a Canada-wide warrant for his arrest, shortly after Vasilije's death.

He has been in police custody since he was arrested in San Antonio, Texas, in July.

Waterloo police say they worked collaboratively with American law enforcement officials to return Hasan to Canada through the extradition process.

He will appear in court in Kitchener on Monday.