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Murder charge laid in Cumberland House death
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Published Friday, August 11, 2017 3:48PM CST
A man from Cumberland House is facing a second-degree murder charge after a woman’s death in the northeastern Saskatchewan community.
RCMP said police responded to a call around 6 a.m. Thursday of an unresponsive woman on Deschambeault Avenue in Cumberland House.
Paramedics were on scene when police arrived but were unable to revive the woman. The woman, identified as 21-year-old Carissa Ballantyne, was declared dead on scene, according to RCMP.
A suspect was quickly identified and arrested, police said.
The man, also 21, has since been charged with second-degree murder. His first court appearance is set for Monday in La Ronge.
He and Ballantyne were known to each other.