An arrest has been made after an 82-year-old woman was found dead inside a Brampton home on Monday morning.

Officers were called to a residence in the area of Bramlea Road and Gates of Bramalea, near Queen Street East, at around 9 a.m.

Upon arrival at the home, police said they located a female victim, identified as Brampton-resident Bao Lian Li, suffering from obvious signs of trauma. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Brampton-resident Lu Hong Liang, 81, has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the investigation.

He appeared in court on Monday afternoon.

The relationship between the suspect and the victim has not been released by investigators but CTV News Toronto has learned they were husband and wife.

“I just came from work – I just found out,” a neighbour, Lilian Confino, said. “They were nice neighbours. I live here since 2007 and nothing ever happened, it’s a quiet neighbourhood.”

“I am surprised.”

This is Peel Region’s sixth homicide of the year.