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.
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