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Man arrested in connection with Surrey homicide following Canada-wide warrant

A warrant was issued for 34-year-old Gordon Alexander David, the husband of a 23-year-old woman who was found dead in Surrey on May 10.
A warrant was issued for 34-year-old Gordon Alexander David, the husband of a 23-year-old woman who was found dead in Surrey on May 10.

VANCOUVER — A man wanted in connection with the death of a woman in Surrey on May 10 has now been arrested after a Canada-wide warrant was issued.

Gordon Alex David was arrested on Tuesday while walking along Granville Street in Vancouver.

He was wanted by police following a suspicious death at 90 Avenue and 140 Street in Surrey on May 10.

Officers were called to the home at 11:12 a.m. They found two injured people inside. One woman, 23-year-old Cady Quaw, has since died.

Her husband, 34-year-old David, will face charges of manslaughter and aggravated assault in relation to the alleged homicide of Quaw and the assault of another woman.

Sgt. Stephanie Ashton, Media Relations Officer for IHIT says, “while IHIT is responsible for homicide investigations within the Lower Mainland, we are also responsible for alerting and keeping the public aware in times where public safety is in question. The quick apprehension of Mr. Gordon speaks to the effectiveness of integration and information sharing with Police Departments in all jurisdictions. “

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Ashton said she believes David was on conditions related to other domestic-related incidents.

A neighbour told Global News police have been to the residence before.

A neighbour also said he believed that Quaw was pregnant, although Ashton said she had “no knowledge of any pregnancy” but that information could come out following the coroner’s investigation.

This is the sixth domestic-related homicide in B.C. this year. Last year, there were 14 such homicides, the highest number in five years.

Anyone with information on the suspicious death is asked to call the IHIT tipline at 1-877-551-4448 or email ihittipline@rcmp-grc.gc.ca. If you wish to remain anonymous, the anonymous tip-line is 1-800-222-8477.

-with files from Canadian Press