A 19-year-old woman is dead and a 20-year-old man is in custody after a homicide in a small Manitoba town, 90 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg, on Tuesday morning.

RCMP were called out to Highway 502 in Lac du Bonnet, between Highway 11 and Highway 313, around 6:30 a.m.

A spokesperson for STARS Air Ambulance said their crew was called to the area around 7:06 a.m. and planned to connect with local emergency crews, but were told to stand down because they were "not medically required."

The investigation is ongoing. 

An RCMP cruiser at the scene on Highway 502 near Lac du Bonnet.

An RCMP cruiser at the scene of the incident in Lac du Bonnet. (Jillian Taylor/CBC)

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