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One dead, one in hospital after early morning La Loche homicide

Saskatchewan RCMP are investigating a homicide in La Loche, after one 52-year-old in the community died and an 82-year-old remains in hospital with injuries.

On Wednesday around 2:30 a.m., La Loche RCMP responded to a home with flames and smoke coming out of the house.

RCMP say when they entered the residence, an injured 52-year-old female and an injured 82-year-old male were located. Fire departments from La Loche and Clearwater River Dene Nation responded and extinguished the fire.

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52-year-old Brenda Toulejour was pronounced dead at a hospital in La Loche.

“Her next of kin has been notified and victims services offered to the family,” RCMP said in a release.

The 82-year-old male was transported to hospital in Saskatoon. There is no update on his condition.

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As a result of the ongoing investigation by Saskatchewan RCMP Major Crimes, 49-year-old Marty Keith Toulejour of La Loche has been charged with one count of second-degree murder, one count of attempted murder, aggravated assault and one count of arson.

Marty Keith Toulejour was remanded into custody and appeared in court in La Loche Thursday.

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