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Updated… One person arrested after woman found deceased in a Chetwynd home…

UPDATE: A youth was arrested in this incident. The youth is now facing a second degree murder charge. As of March 3, 2023.

CHETWYND, BC: The North District Major Crimes Unit (ND MCU) have been deployed from Prince George to Chetwynd after a report of a deceased female…

Police say on Monday February 27, 2023, Chetwynd RCMP responded to the scene in the East Pine area of the community.

Upon arrival, officers located the body of a 57 year-old woman inside the residence. ND MCU has taken conduct of the investigation and continue to work closely in partnership with the Chetwynd RCMP, the RCMP Forensic Identification Service, and the BC Coroners Service.

Investigators believe this to be an isolated incident, as a suspect was taken into custody without incident. Investigators are working closely with partners to determine the motive in this incident.

North District Major Crimes Unit is asking anyone with information regarding the investigation, to contact the Chetwynd RCMP Detachment at 250-778-9221 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

“The effects of this tragedy are being felt by the entire community,” says Sgt.Wahnese Antonioni-Stevens, Chetwynd RCMP Detachment Commander. “We are working closely with our partners at School District 59 to alleviate any concerns the public may have.”

Anyone in need of assistance is encouraged to call the Chetwynd RCMP’s Victim Services at 250-788-9440.

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