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Nanaimo man charged with 2nd-degree murder in death of Victoria woman

Simon Baker, 21, of Nanaimo has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of 40-year-old Victoria woman Denise Allick.
Simon Baker, 21, of Nanaimo has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of 40-year-old Victoria woman Denise Allick. Nanaimo RCMP

A 21-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of a Victoria woman in Nanaimo.

Denise Allick, 40, was found dead inside a home near 8th Street in the southern part of the city around 10 p.m. Monday.

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Officers had been responding to reports of a disturbance outside a residence.

Simon Baker was arrested a short time later, police said. He remains in custody and was scheduled to appear in court in Nanaimo on Wednesday.

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Mounties said they had yet to determine why Allick was in Nanaimo, and are looking to speak with anyone who might know.

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Investigators have also yet to determine whether Allick and Baker knew one another.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-3245.

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