UPDATE: RCMP have charged Dakota Dillon Johnny, 19, with first-degree murder.PORT HARDY, B.C. - A Vancouver Island man has been arrested in connection with the beating death of a 28-year-old Port Hardy, B.C., woman.
Mounties say they went to an abandoned house in the community on northern Vancouver Island after receiving a 911 call late Sunday about a woman needing medical assistance.
The woman, Cindy Scow, was rushed to a Port Hardy hospital but died early Monday morning.
Police had earlier arrested a 19-year-old man and now say he faces homicide charges.
Police say the incident, which occurred on the Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw First Nation, will have a significant impact on the community.