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Youth charged with 1st-degree murder after death of woman in Choiceland, Sask.

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Saskatchewan RCMP say an unidentified youth has been charged with murder following the death of a 37-year-old woman on Friday in Choiceland, Sask.

The youth, who cannot be identified as part of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, faces one count of first-degree murder.

Police say the youth’s first court appearance was via phone on Monday morning in Melfort, Sask.

Read more: RCMP investigating suspicious death of Choiceland, Sask. woman

RCMP in Nipawin, Sask., received a report about a deceased woman at a home in Choiceland at about 1:45 a.m. on Friday.

Officers and EMS found the woman dead at the scene.

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Police said in their report on Friday that an individual was arrested at the scene and the investigation was deemed a death investigation.

Choiceland is located approximately an hour northeast of Prince Albert.

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