Homicide: Murder charge laid in woman’s death

Ottawa police say a 33-year-old man is facing a second-degree murder charge in the death of a Nepean woman.

Officers were called to Woodvale Green, near Craig Henry Drive and Knoxdale Road, around 10:10 am Sunday.

One person was taken into custody at the scene.

Police say Nicholas Ibey, 33, is charged in the death of Savanna Pikyyah, 23.

Ibey appeared in court Monday.

Neighbors who spoke to CTV News said the neighborhood is typically quiet and family-friendly.

Those who lived next door said they didn’t hear anything and were shocked to learn the news. Neighbors said they saw a man being arrested by the police but could not identify him.

Police have not released any details about how Pikyyah died.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ottawa Police Service Homicide Unit at 613-236-1222 ext. 5493 or Crime Stoppers.

–With files from CTV’s Colton Praill.

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