Police arrest suspect in 17 year old’s death

Police arrest suspect in 17-year-old's death Police have arrested a suspect in connection with the death of 17-year-old Brandy Vittrekwa, whose body was discovered in the McIntyre subdivision.

Police have arrested a suspect in connection with the death of 17-year-old Brandy Vittrekwa, whose body was discovered in the McIntyre subdivision on Monday evening.

No charges had been laid when this newspaper went to press. Police haven’t disclosed the name, age or sex of the suspect. Vittrekwa had attended Porter Creek Secondary School. She was born in Fort McPherson, N.W.T., and spent some time growing up in Old Crow before coming to Whitehorse.

The Kwanlin Dun First Nation community held a vigil in her honour on Wednesday evening near the walking path where her body was found.

RCMP investigators are asking anyone with information or who witnessed suspicious activity in the area of Hanna Crescent or Murphy Road to contact them at 667-5555.

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