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Man charged in connection with death of Victoria woman in Nanaimo

One man is in custody after a woman was found dead by Nanaimo RCMP responding to reports of an altercation at a residence in the south part of the city. The incident took place about 10 p.m. Monday.
Simon Baker
Simon Baker, 21, of Nanaimo has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of Denise Allick of Victoria on June 20, 2022. VIA NANAIMO RCMP

A Nanaimo man has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of a Victoria woman on Monday.

Nanaimo RCMP responded to a report of a disturbance outside a south Nanaimo home about 10 p.m.

Denise Allick, 40, was found dead from injuries.

Simon Baker, 21, was arrested without incident a short time later.

He remains in custody and was scheduled for a Wednesday court appearance.

Police said they do not know why Allick was in Nanaimo and there has not been any confirmation that she and Baker knew each other. They would like to speak to anyone who has information on her presence in Nanaimo.

Call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-3245, quote file 2022-21048 and ask to speak with an officer from the Serious Crime Unit.