Teen ar­rested af­ter woman's body found in sub­ur­ban home

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HAL­I­FAX (CP) — Res­i­dents of a quiet Hal­i­fax-area street awoke Satur­day to find them­selves in the midst of a full-blown homi­cide in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Half a dozen RCMP ve­hi­cles clut­tered the sub­ur­ban street in Mid­dle Sackville.

Po­lice tape and a lone bou­quet of flow­ers iden­ti­fied the home where a woman was found dead Fri­day.

A 17-year-old male was ex­pected in court to­day to face a sec­ond­de­gree mur­der charge.

The teenager was ar­rested walk­ing naked along a nearby street shortly af­ter the vic­tim’s body was found at about noon in her home.

“This is the sort of thing, you don’t ex­pect to hap­pen so close to home,” neigh­bour Brenda Don­ald­son said in an in­ter­view. “Peo­ple are very shocked and up­set.”

RCMP have not con­firmed the iden­tity of the vic­tim.

The vic­tim, said to be in her mid40s, moved to the neigh­bour­hood about seven years ago, neigh­bours said.

RCMP spokes­woman Const. Tamu Bracken said the teenager was re­manded to the IWK Health Cen­tre for psy­chi­atric as­sess­ment.

The iden­tity of the 17-year-old is pro­tected by the Youth Crim­i­nal Jus­tice Act.

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