RCMP responded to a report of a vehicle on the side of an access road to the Sandy Creek area of Hay River on December 28th.
Police have not released the victim’s identity, or cause of death. Three people have been arrested and charged in relation to the death of the male victim. James George Thomas, 25, Levi Cayen, 20 and Sasha Cayen, 25 made their first court appearances before Judge Bernadette E. Schmaltz in Territorial Court.
All three suspects are facing charges of murder and robbery in connection to the death..
The homicide investigation is ongoing and ask anyone with information to contact Hay River RCMP at 867-874-1111
Police said a deceased male was found on December 28th when they responded to a report of a vehicle found on the side of the access road to the Sandy Creek area.
Police said an autopsy was performed and revealed the death to be a homicide. Marie York-Condon, of N.W.T. RCMP stated “While the investigators continue with this investigation, we wanted to let the people of Hay River and the Northwest Territories know that we do have persons in custody,”
The name of the victim and the suspects and those in custody have not been released.
41-year-old Lori Roberta Hansen, of Hay River, had been charged with second-degree murder in the stabbing death of Roberta Sabourin on April 8th in Hay River NWT.