Calgary police have made an arrest in the fatal beating of Christa Cachene, who was found dead at her home in Ranchlands earlier this month.
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"Isaiah Rider was arrested in Maskwacis [formerly known as Hobbema] earlier today by the RCMP," said Staff Sgt. Colin Chisholm of the Calgary Police homicide unit.
The 18-year-old will be transferred to Calgary, Chisholm said.
Rider is facing a second-degree murder charge after the 26-year-old mother's body was found by her father on Oct. 11 after a party at her home.
Police believe she died "as a result of a vicious beating" the morning after the party.
Cachene's family and friends plan to hold a candlelight vigil to protest violence against women on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. at Olympic Plaza.
Police issued an Alberta-wide warrant for assault for Rider last week, and a Canada-wide warrant for breach of conditions.
RCMP located Rider as a result of an investigation into a stolen car just south of Ponoka.
Officers used a spike belt to stop the car near the Ermineskin First Nations Reserve.
Police said they recovered a firearm, but it's not yet known if it has any relation to the Calgary homicide.