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Two people charged in the death of 22-year-old Breanna Menacho made brief court appearances Tuesday.

Jordan Nande, 24, and Lisa Brule, 21, appeared in NWT territorial court via video from North Slave Correctional Complex (NSCC).

Breanna Menacho’s body was found in Yellowknife on May 6. Three people have been charged in connection with her death.

The pair were arrested and charged with murder – accessory after the fact, on May 13, five days after Devon Larabie, 27, was charged with murder in the same case.

Menacho’s body was found on May 6 at Lanky Court Apartments in Yellowknife. She had been reported missing to police.

Jordan Nande. Facebook photo.
Lisa Brule. Facebook photo.

During Nande’s court appearance on Tuesday, prosecutor Blair MacPherson said the RCMP’s major crimes unit is still investigating the homicide. He told Judge Donovon Molloy that the Crown expects to receive disclosure – information and details about the allegations leveled against the accused trio – in three weeks time.

Nande and Brule will again make a video court appearance on June 16. Larabie is scheduled to appear on the same day.

Menacho’s death has sparked outrage in the community. NNSL Media reported last week Larabie was out on bail on robbery charges at the time of Menacho’s death.

Family recently gathered outside the Yellowknife Courthouse, draped in red to commemorate Menacho’s life and the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls across Canada.

“Breanna Menacho’s voice will not go unheard,” cousin Melva Mantla said.

All three accused remain in custody.

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Brendan Burke

As the Yellowknifer’s crime reporter, it’s my job to keep readers up to speed on all-things “cops and courts” related. From house fires and homicides to courtroom clashes, it’s my responsibility...

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  1. My sincere condolences to Breanna’s entire family and friends on the tragic loss Of Breanna