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Saskatoon teen charged with murder in 2016 death of Patrick Dong

Woman charged by Warman RCMP with first-degree murder in the death of Patrick Dong last fall. Facebook

UPDATE: Two more charged in death of Patrick Dong

A woman has been charged with first-degree murder following a lengthy investigation by Warman RCMP.

Patrick Dong, 37, was found unresponsive on Oct. 23, 2016 southwest of Saskatoon city limits on a gravel road east of Highway 60.

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Dong, who was from Saskatoon, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The ongoing investigation lead officers to an 18-year-old Saskatoon woman, who was arrested in the city on Wednesday.

Marla Chief, Dong’s partner, said in a statement to Global News that she thanks “the investigators who didn’t give up on this.”

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“My heart and mind are at ease now,” Chief said in a social media message Thursday afternoon.

“I can say it’s the best thing I’ve heard.”

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The woman cannot be identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act as she was a youth at the time of the alleged crime.

She appeared in Saskatoon provincial court on Thursday morning and will make her next court appearance on June 13, 2017.

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