1 person in custody as Sask. RCMP investigate suspicious death of woman, 37, in Choiceland

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Saskatchewan RCMP have taken one person into custody after a woman was found dead at a home in Choiceland, Sask.  (Mercia Mooseely/CBC - image credit)
Saskatchewan RCMP have taken one person into custody after a woman was found dead at a home in Choiceland, Sask. (Mercia Mooseely/CBC - image credit)

One person has been taken into custody after a woman was found dead at a home in Choiceland, Sask., RCMP say.

At about 1:45 a.m. CST on Friday, Nipawin RCMP officers were called with a report of a dead person at a residence on Railway Avenue E. in Choiceland, a town about 200 kilometres northeast of Saskatoon.

A 37-year-old woman was declared dead at the scene, according to police.

The investigation — led by Saskatchewan RCMP's south major crimes unit — is in its early stages but the death is considered suspicious, police say.

The woman's family has been notified and RCMP say there is no concern for public safety.

Guy Quenneville/CBC
Guy Quenneville/CBC

Choiceland is a town of about 350 people, according to the 2016 census.

Mayor Rob Mardell said he spoke to the woman's family, who told him grief counselling is on the way to them.

"I know there's a lot of families and a lot of children that have been affected by what has happened, and the community is still in shock, really, from the news from earlier this morning," Mardell told CBC News.

The town's William Mason School sent out a letter to parents Friday morning saying it was informed of a "tragic event involving one of our WMS families."

"In addition to our shared thoughts and support to the family, we are also sensitive to the impact such an event can have on other students, parents and the community," the letter said.

Students will have the opportunity to talk about their thoughts and feelings with trained professional staff, the school said.

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