Toronto police say the man charged with murder in the death of a woman in April was the victim's husband.

Officers responded to a medical call at a home in the city's east-end on the morning of April 3, where they found 40-year-old Chiou-Shuang (Susan) Cheng dead.

Her death was deemed suspicious, and homicide investigators helped out with the probe.

Police say her 53-year-old husband was arrested on Saturday and charged with first-degree murder.

He appeared in court Saturday afternoon.

The initial police statement did not state whether the victim and suspect knew each other.