A 28-year-old Fort McMurray man is facing second degree murder charges in the stabbing death of a 36-year-old woman.

Police were called out to a home on Ross Haven Drive just before 11 p.m. on Monday. The woman was taken to hospital, but later died.

Police say they will not be releasing any further information about the victim out of respect for her family.

The accused remains in police custody. He is expected to appear in provincial court on May 26.

The RCMP investigation is ongoing.