RCMP arrest 33-year-old in connection with homicide at Esgenoô​​​​​​​petitj First Nation

The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police "E" Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., Friday, April 13, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

New Brunswick RCMP have arrested a 33-year-old in connection with a homicide at the Esgenoôpetitj First Nation.

Police say officers responded to a call on Micmac Road at approximately 10:15 a.m., on Tuesday, for reports that a man had been found unresponsive.

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When the Mounties arrived they found a 34-year-old man from Esgenoôpetitj First Nation dead.

The man has since been identified as Christopher Dedam.

Police say their investigation has determined Dedam’s death was the result of a homicide.

On Wednesday, police say they arrested a 33-year-old woman from Esgenoôpetitj First Nation in relation to the homicide.

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An autopsy is scheduled to determine Dedam’s exact cause of death.

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Police say their investigation is ongoing and that the homicide is believed to be an isolated incident.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call RCMP at 1-888-506-7267 or to contact Crime Stoppers.

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