2nd degree murder charge laid in Cumberland House, Sask., death

A 21-year-old man was charged with second-degree murder after Cumberland House RCMP responded to a call about an unresponsive woman Thursday morning.

Police say accused and victim knew each other

A man has been charged with second-degree murder and will appear in court on Monday morning. (CBC)

RCMP in Cumberland House, Sask., have charged a 21-year-old man with second-degree murder in the death of a 21-year old woman.

Police responded at 6 a.m. Thursday to a call about an unresponsive woman on Deschambeault Avenue in the community. 

When they arrived, paramedics were already attending to the woman, identified as Carissa Ballantyne. She was pronounced dead a short time later.

Police identified and arrested a suspect.

Acea Dorian was charged with second-degree murder and will appear in provincial court in La Ronge on Monday. 

Both Ballantyne and Dorian are from Cumberland House and police say they knew each other.