Northwest Territories RCMP Major Crimes Unit investigating homicide; “discovered an 18-year-old woman, deceased” – UPDATED

Hay River, Northwest Territories – The Northwest Territories RCMP Major Crimes Unit have charged a man in connection to the homicide in Hay River.

James Colosimo, 31-year-old from Hay River, has been charged with murder.

On Wednesday, September 9th, 2020, Hay River RCMP responded to a call for service and found in a residence an 18-year-old woman, deceased.

A suspect was apprehended shortly after.

The NWT Coroner Service is assisting the RCMP with this investigation, which is still ongoing.

James Colosimo is scheduled to appear in Territorial Court on Monday, September 14th, 2020.

No further information is available at this time.

BACKGROUND

Hay River, Northwest Territories – The Northwest Territories RCMP Major Crimes Unit are investigating after an 18-year-old woman was located deceased inside a residence in Hay River.

At approximately 10:49 pm, on Wednesday, September 9th, 2020, Hay River RCMP responded to a call for service.

RCMP attended a residence in Hay River, and discovered an 18-year-old woman, deceased.

Further investigation has resulted in Hay River RCMP arresting a suspect. The suspect is currently in custody and facing charges.

The NT RCMP Major Crimes Unit, NT RCMP Forensic Identification Service and Police Dog Service remain on scene of this suspicious death that is being treated as a homicide.

The NWT Coroner Service is assisting the RCMP in this investigation.

At this time, the RCMP are not looking for other suspects, and this is believed to be an isolated incident.

The investigation is ongoing.

Hay River Homicide
(File Photo) Hay River Homicide

Anyone with information on suspicious activity is asked to call Hay River RCMP at 867-874-1111, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, nwtnutips.com, (click on “submit a web tip”) or text: “nwtnutips” plus your message to 274637.

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