Pelican Narrows

Pelican Narrows, Sask., is about 120 kilometres northwest of Flin Flon, Man. (Google Maps)

A 19-year-old man from Pelican Narrows, Sask., appeared in court Monday charged in the strangulation death of his aunt.

John Bob Glen Custer is charged with 2nd-degree murder in the death of Heather Ballantyne, 40, of Pelican Narrows First Nation.

Ballantyne's body was found on a wooded trail last Tuesday. An autopsy confirmed she had been strangled, the RCMP said.

Custer was remanded in custody after appearing in Prince Albert provincial court in the morning.