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Murder charge in death

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A 24-year-old male was arrested yesterday and charged with first-degree murder following the death of a 15-year-old female.

Darrell Tuesday, from Mishkosiminiziibiing (Big Grassy River First Nation), has been remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear in court in Fort Frances on June 25.

On June 13, the Treaty #3 Police Service requested assistance from the OPP's North West Region Crime Unit regarding a missing Autumn Andy, a 15-year-old female from the community of Mishkosiminiziibiing (Big Grassy River First Nation).

Members of the North West Region Emergency Response Team and a K-9 Unit, as well as North West Region Crime Unit members, attended the community that afternoon.

At around 7:45 p.m., her body was located behind the outdoor skating rink on Beach Road.

A post-mortem examination has been completed at the Office of the Chief Coroner and Forensic Pathology Service (OCC-OFPS) in Toronto.

The results are not being made public.

Officers with the Treaty #3 Police Service, OPP North West Region Crime Unit, and Forensic Identification Services, under the direction of Det. Insp. Randy Gaynor of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch, continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding Andy's death.

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