RCMP make arrest in cold case killing of Manitoba girl

RCMP have made an arrest in the killing of a 14-year-old girl from Wabowden, Man.

Heather Mallett, 14, went missing in June 2011, believed to be homicide victim

RCMP are poised to announce the details of an arrest made in the 2011 killing of a 14-year-old Manitoba girl. (CBC)

RCMP have made an arrest in the killing of a 14-year-old girl from Wabowden, Man.

Heather Mallett went missing in June 2011. Only one day after she went missing, her body was discovered by her sister in the community.

After an autopsy was completed, RCMP said her death was a homicide.

The northern Manitoba town has since named a park after Mallett and raised a $5,000 reward for information about her killing.

RCMP have never released how the girl was killed, but on Thursday, they confirmed a 19-year-old man had been charged with first-degree murder in Mallet's death.

Officers said they would not be releasing the man's name as he was a youth at the time of the girl's death.