Reynold John Neepin, 35, has been charged with manslaughter in connection with the death of 51-year-old Lawrence Moses Redhead, also of Shamattawa, Cpl. Miles Hiebert, a media relations spokesperson for RCMP "D" Division in Winnipeg, said June 30.
"The deceased and the accused are reported to be known to each other," Hiebert added.
Redhead was found dead in a residence in the community early Friday morning, Sgt. Line Karpish, senior RCMP media relations spokesperson for "D" Division in Winnipeg, said June 29.
Police were dispatched to the residence about 6:30 a.m. June 29, Karpish said.
Shamattawa RCMP continue to investigate with the assistance of the RCMP Winnipeg Serious Crime Unit, the RCMP Thompson Major Crime Unit, the RCMP Forensic Identification Section, the RCMP North District Crime Reduction Enforcement Support Team (CREST) and additional officers from the North District.
Shamattawa, with a population of about 1,300, about half of whom are children, is one of Northern Manitoba's most remote and isolated Northern Cree First Nations fly-in communities, about 360 kilometres by air east of Thompson and south of Hudson Bay, at the junction of Gods River and Echoing River.