PUKATAWAGAN, Man. — Mounties have charged a man who worked as a guard at an RCMP detachment in northwestern Manitoba with second-degree murder.
Police say the body of a 22-year-old woman was found Friday in the woods near the community of Pukatawagan.
RCMP say major crimes investigators were called in and a suspect was arrested Monday.
August Thunder Caribou, who is 22, is to appear in The Pas provincial court.
RCMP say on June 5 Caribou began working at the Pukatawagan RCMP detachment as a guard employed by the Corps of Commissionaires and worked his last shift on June 20.
Police say there is no link between his employment, the victim and the charge laid against him.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 30, 2020