The accused murderer of a man who was stabbed to death in Charlottetown on Friday is a 17-year-old girl.

Police also said Sunday that the teen is from the Charlottetown area.

The victim, a 45-year-old man, was found at a home on Brows Lane shortly before 9:30 p.m. Friday.

The Charlottetown Police Service said he suffered from a stab wound. Paramedics tried to help him but he died at the scene.

Sgt. Walter Vessey said the girl was there when police arrived Friday night.

She was arrested just before 2:30 a.m. Saturday. Police charged her with first-degree murder — a charge meaning a homicide was planned and deliberate.

The girl remains in custody.

Police said the body has been sent out of province for further examination and investigators are continuing to interview witnesses.

No other details are known. Police have not released the name of the victim.

News of the fatal stabbing has shaken up the community. This is P.E.I.'s first homicide of the year.