Teen charged with murder in death of 83-year-old man in Thompson

A 17-year-old boy has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of Franc Mlakar.

Mlakar, 83, was found dead inside his home in Thompson on Nov. 17. RCMP were called to check on him after his friends hadn't seen him for more than two weeks.

The teen, also from Thompson, was arrested on Tuesday this week and charged the following day.

RCMP have not released any details about how Mlakar died, saying the investigation is ongoing.