RCMP make arrest in relation to death of 17-year-old Natuashish girl

Natuashish, Newfoundland and Labrador – Following a comprehensive investigation, a 26-year-old female was arrested yesterday in Happy Valley-Goose Bay in relation to the death of a 17-year-old girl, who was found deceased by police at a residence on Katshinak Street, Natuashish on October 13, 2017.

The investigation involved the local RCMP detachment, Major Crime Unit (West), Goose Bay Serious Crime Unit, Forensic Identification Unit, and Federal Policing units, in partnership with the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

The following charges were laid: Criminal Negligence Causing Death, Failure to Provide the Necessaries of Life and Public Mischief. The accused was brought before a Judge and was released on various conditions, with the next court date scheduled for June 4.

The RCMP are liaising with the family of the deceased, as well as the community of Natuashish.


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