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Nova Scotia man charged with murder of woman in rural Ontario

Police in Ontario have charged Brandon Smeltzer of Bayside, N.S. with the murder of 26-year-old Emilie Maheu

A Nova Scotia man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of a woman he reportedly met while the pair worked in Halifax. 

Ontario Provincial Police have charged Brandon Smeltzer, 25, of Bayside, N.S., with the murder of 26-year-old Emilie Maheu. 

Maheu's body was found in a cornfield in Alexandria, Ont., near Cornwall, on Saturday after she was reported missing two day before. 

Citing a source in Nova Scotia, The Ottawa Citizen newspaper reports the pair met while they both worked at Mills Heavy Hauling in Halifax, where Maheu worked as a receptionist and accounts payable clerk.

Both of their Facebook pages indicate they had been in a relationship. 

The Citizen reports Maheu relocated to Nova Scotia for several years after taking a massage therapy course before returning to Alexandria, Ont. earlier this year. 

Police said in a news release Wednesday night Smeltzer was arrested in New Brunswick and is scheduled to appear in court in Cornwall, but a date is not immediately clear.

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