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1 person arrested after girl, 16, found dead in northern Manitoba community

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RCMP were called just after 2 a.m. to what they describe in a news release as “an open area” in Easterville and pronounced the girl dead.

Teen was found dead in Easterville Friday morning, RCMP say

An RCMP building from the exterior.
The RCMP station in Easterville is seen on Friday. Officers are investigating the death of a teenage girl in the community as a homicide. (Gary Solilak/CBC)

Police say they’re investigating the death of a 16-year-old girl found in the northern Manitoba community of Easterville on Friday morning as a homicide.

RCMP were called just after 2 a.m. to what they describe in a news release as “an open area” in the community about 390 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg.

The girl had obvious injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene, RCMP said in a Friday news release.

A male has been arrested but charges have not yet been laid, RCMP said.

A spokesperson told CBC News the area where the girl was found was a field or an undeveloped lot.

He did not have an age for the person arrested.

The investigation is ongoing.

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