A Burnaby man has been charged with second-degree murder following the Vancouver Police Department’s investigation into a stabbing in South Vancouver.

VPD officers responded around 6 a.m. on April 3 to reports of screams and a person lying on Rosemont Drive, just north of Fraserview Golf Course. The woman, identified as 49-year-old Gertrude Cheong, had been fatally stabbed, and died at the scene.

Investigators from VPD’s Major Crime Section identified and arrested a suspect on April 4. Yesterday, the BC Prosecution Service approved one count of second-degree murder against 29-year-old Eric Lau, of Burnaby.

The investigation has established that the victim and accused knew each other.

The Vancouver Police Department thanks members of the public for their assistance in this investigation and asks anyone with information who has not yet come forward to call VPD’s Homicide Unit at 604-717-2500.