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18-year-old man charged with murder after northern Manitoba homicide: RCMP

RCMP in Island Lake have charged a 18 year-old man with murder after finding the body of a woman in a home in St. Theresa Point First Nation on Thursday.
RCMP in Island Lake have charged a 18 year-old man with murder after finding the body of a woman in a home in St. Theresa Point First Nation on Thursday. Darryl Dyck / The Canadian Press

A young man is facing charges of second-degree murder after a body was found in a northern Manitoba first nation earlier this week.

On Thursday, Island Lake RCMP were called to a home in St. Theresa Point, about 610 km northeast of Winnipeg.

They found the body of a 35-year-old woman inside, who hasn’t been identified.

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Mounties’ investigation has led them to charge 18-year-old Kelton Wood in connection with the death.

The investigation is still ongoing with the help of RCMP Major Crime Unit and Thompson Forensic Identification Services.

St. Theresa Point is a community of just over 3,000 people, and is only accessible by boat or plane in the summer, and by ice road in the winter.

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