Niels "Arne" Nielsen

The body of Niels "Arne" Nielsen, 96, was found inside his home in the town of MacGregor on May 25. (RCMP)

A 21-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of 96-year-old Niels "Arne" Nielsen.

The man is scheduled to appear in court in Portage la Prairie on Tuesday.

Officers found the body of Niels "Arne" Nielsen inside his house in the small town of MacGregor, Manitoba, on May 25.

Police initially called the case a suspicious death but announced May 28, after getting the results from an autopsy, that it was considered a homicide.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone who may have information on Nielsen’s death is asked to contact the RCMP at 204-857-4445 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Anonymous tips can be submitted online at or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).

MacGregor is located 35 kilometres west of Portage la Prairie.