09/10/2012 05:23 EDT | Updated 11/10/2012 05:12 EST

Cindy Scow Dead: Man Charged After Port Hardy Woman Killed On First Nation Reserve

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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.