Cold Lake RCMP investigating northern Alberta homicide

Police are investigating a homicide in Cold Lake First Nation.

Cold Lake RCMP said officers were called to a home at the First Nation at around 2:10 a.m. Tuesday after getting a report that a woman had been shot. When police arrived at the scene, they found a woman’s body inside the home.

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An autopsy was completed by the Chief Medical Examiner’s office Thursday and the death was determined to be a homicide, RCMP said.

Police said a man was detained in connection to the death but has since been released without being charged.

Cold Lake RCMP and the Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit are investigating the homicide.

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