Peel police Const. Danny Marttini said officers were called to the area of Ninth Line and Roadside Way, on February 9th at approximately 12:30pm on the report of a screaming woman.
Police arrived at the home and discovered 25-year-old Brittney Newman deceased, with apparent stab wounds, in a basement apartment. Police said a man and 2 children were also present st the time of arrival. The children were unharmed and are in care. The man was arrested and is facing a murder charge.
Police said that 27-year-old Abdiljibar Mahamoud, of no fixed address, has been charged with second-degree murder. Newman and Mahamoud had been in a previous relationship.
Investigators are asking anyone with information relating to this investigation, to contact the Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau at (905) 453-2121, ext. 3205.