RCMP in Hay River are investigating the death of a 32-year-old woman, whose body was found Friday on a public beach between Hay River and West Channel.
Police are considering the death suspicious, but are awaiting the results of an autopsy to determine the cause of her death.
They say they haven't identified any suspects.
Despite calls from media since last weekend, the RCMP did not release any information about the death until Wednesday morning, five days after Charmaine Corrigal's body was found.
RCMP spokesperson Barry Ledoux says the delay was due to limited communications staff and the long weekend.
Police are asking anyone with information that could help with the investigation to contact the Hay River detachment.