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One person is in police custody after officers discovered the remains of an 18-year-old woman in a home in Hay River.

The Northwest Territories RCMP Major Crimes Unit is investigating.

Police were called to a residence in the town at about 10:49 p.m. Wednesday.

The RCMP is reporting that an 18-year-old woman died in Hay River on the evening of Sept. 9, and the death is being investigated as a homicide. The next day, police were securing this residence on McBryan Drive.
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“Further investigation has resulted in Hay River RCMP arresting a suspect,” a news release read. “The suspect is currently in custody and facing charges.”

The NT RCMP Major Crimes Unit, NT RCMP Forensic Identification Services and Police Dog Services remain on scene of this suspicious death that is being treated as a homicide, according to a police spokesperson. The NWT Coroner Service is assisting the RCMP in this investigation.

At this time, the RCMP are not looking for other suspects, and this is believed to be an isolated incident. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information on suspicious activity is asked to call Hay River RCMP at 874-1111, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or text: “nwtnutips” plus your message to 274637.

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Craig Gilbert

Craig is an award-winning journalist who has worked in his home province of Ontario, the Northwest Territories, British Columbia, Alberta and the Northwest Territories again. He should be at least six...

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