A Hay River, N.W.T., man is in police custody, after he was charged with killing his younger brother last week.

Wilfred Lawrence Buggins, 66, was charged on Sunday with one count of second-degree murder in connection with the death of Roy Raymond Cecil Buggins, 61.

RCMP said the body of Roy Buggins was found last week at a cabin near Enterprise, N.W.T., located about 34 kilometres south of Hay River.

The Northwest Territories' chief coroner's office has ordered a post-mortem to be conducted on the deceased.

Wilfred Buggins remains in police custody and is scheduled to appear in territorial court in Yellowknife on Tuesday, according to police.

Forensic identification officers from the Alberta RCMP are helping Hay River RCMP and the N.W.T. RCMP's major crimes unit investigate the case.