Grande Prairie RCMP have charged a Tumbler Ridge man with second degree murder. They allege that James Thomas McIntyre murdered a 30 year-old woman in Grande Prairie. McIntyre is in custody and will appear in Grande Prairie Provincial Court on Wednesday.
RCMP responded to a call of a domestic dispute at a residence at about 10:44 pm on Sunday. When police arrived they located the woman outside the residence with numerous cuts to her upper body. Emergency services transported her to hospital where she later died. RCMP said officers located a 32 year-old man a short distance away who knew the woman and arrested him without incident.
An autopsy has been scheduled for Tuesday to determine the cause of death. The name of the victim is being withheld pending release by family.