RCMP lay first degree murder charge in the death of Chantel John, of Conne River.

Bay D’Espoir RCMP responded to report of a suspicious death of a woman on January 9th at approximately 930 pm.

Police arrived to the home where they found 28-year-old Chantel John, an indigenous woman of Conne River, deceased.

RCMP arrested 35-year-old Kirk Keeping of St. Jacques, NL, and charged him with first degree murder. Cause of death has not been released at this time.