Ottawa police were called to an address in the 800 block of Gladstone Avenue for reports of an injured woman later identified as 78-year-old Yu Kun Xie on September 16th at approximately 2:00am.
Police said Xie died of her injuries on September 17th.
As a result of the investigation, police have arrested Ian Rooney, 57, and charged him with manslaughter.
Police have not released the relationship between the victim and the accused. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ottawa Police Service Homicide Unit at 613-236-1222 ext. 5493.
Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 or at crimestoppers.ca.