The RCMP have arrested a suspect in the murder of a woman in Yellowknife in December.

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Yvonne Desjarlais, 63, of Lutselk’e, N.W.T., was found dead in Yellowknife the morning of Dec. 30. (File photo)

Police say the arrest was made after a lengthy investigation by the major crimes unit.

The suspect’s name is not being released.

The body of Yvonne Desjarlais, 63, of Lutselk'e was found near 53rd Street and 50th Avenue on Dec. 30.