May 13, 2019 12:54 pm
Updated: May 13, 2019 10:20 pm

Boyfriend charged in murder of Kiran Dhesi

WATCH: Boyfriend charged in murder of 19-year-old Kiran Dhesi

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A man has been charged in connection with the 2017 killing of Kiran Dhesi.

Harjot Singh Deo has been charged with second-degree murder.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) said Deo, 21, was arrested at Vancouver International Airport on May 10 after arriving from a location within Canada.

WATCH: Harjot Singh Deo charged with second-degree murder in the 2017 death of Kiran Dhesi

IHIT Supt. Donna Richardson said Monday that Deo and Dhesi were “involved in a romantic relationship.”

Globalnews.ca coverage of the Kiran Dhesi murder case

Dhesi’s body was found in a burned-out SUV near 24 Avenue and 187 in Surrey Street in August 2017.

Police conducted a week-long search at a Surrey home after her body was found but never confirmed whether the two were linked.

Dhesi was a student at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, and had received a kidney transplant just a few months earlier.

READ MORE: Kiran Dhesi killing: 1 year on, family mourns, still no charges

Back in December, IHIT released video of two vehicles of interest: a dark grey Audi Q7 and a dark grey Dodge Ram.

Deo appeared in court on Saturday and is scheduled to appear in court on May 27.

— With files from Sarah MacDonald

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