OPP arrest man in connection with Rockwood death
Published Tuesday, August 28, 2012 12:22PM EDT
Last Updated Tuesday, August 28, 2012 6:25PM EDT
Ontario Provincial Police say a woman, who was found dead inside a Rockwood home on Monday night, was murdered.
Officers received reports of a family dispute at 109 Gamble Lane around 9 p.m.
When they arrived at the home, they found an unconscious woman without vital signs. There were reports that the woman had stab wounds to her neck, but police aren’t confirming those details.
She was later pronounced dead by a coroner.
Police said they had a “person of interest”; a man who was seen leaving the home in a Silver BMW.
On Tuesday morning they arrested 36-year-old Xhevahir Myftari in Peel Region. Myftari was charged with First Degree Murder. He’s scheduled to make a court appearance in Guelph on Wednesday.
Police said Myftari was very quiet and seemed depressed at the time of his arrest. Neighbours said they didn't know Myftari well, and that he kept to himself.
“He was usually home every day,” said Peter Hopper. “I’d often see him smoking on his front porch and he’d go by here to pick up his mail and I said hello to him. He’d kind of grunt back hello and that was about the extent of the conversation. I don’t know, he seemed kind of withdrawn.”
A neighbour says the victim, who was in her 40s, was on Skype with a relative on the night of the murder. That relative saw something that concerned them, and they asked if someone could check in at the home, which lead to the call to police. Police say they cannot confirm those details.
The victim’s name won’t be released until after a post-mortem is completed.
Members of the OPP Crime Unit and Technical Identification Services Unit are continuing the investigation.