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2 charged in Alberta First Nation homicide investigation

A file photo of an RCMP badge.
A file photo of an RCMP badge. File / Global News

Two people have been arrested and charged in connection to the homicide of a woman at an Alberta First Nation.

On Tuesday, Stony Plain RCMP officers responded to a call for assistance on Paul First Nation located near Wabamun Lake. Mounties found a woman’s body, and the RCMP major crimes unit was called to take over the investigation.

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On Wednesday, an autopsy determined Ellie Mae House, 31, was the victim of a homicide as a result of a gunshot wound.

“The RCMP have determined that this was an isolated and purposeful incident,” police said in a news release.

The RCMP said Nora Flora Papin, 31, and Neil Benjamin Morin, 33, were arrested at a home on the Cold Lake First Nations on Friday after an extensive search. Police said the two were charged with second degree murder in connection with House’s death.

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Papin and Morin are both residents of Paul First Nation.

The pair is in custody and scheduled to appear in Stony Plain Provincial Court on Wednesday.