27-year-old Yellowknife man charged with murder of Breanna Menacho

Inspector Alex Laporte is the Yellowknife RCMP detachment commander. (CKLB file photo.)

A 27-year-old man from Yellowknife, Devon Larabie, has been charged with murder in connection with the death of Breanna Menacho; she was missing since May 5.

Menacho was last seen in the area of Butler Road.

Breanna Menacho, 22, has been missing since May 5. (Photo courtesy of RCMP.)

According to an RCMP news release, “At approximately 6:50 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6, Yellowknife RCMP were alerted to a residence, where they found a deceased person.”

“Positive identification of the victim was ordered. NT RCMP Major Crime Unit and the NWT Chief Coroner Office can confirm the identity of the deceased as 22-year-old Breanna Menacho, from Yellowknife,” Detachment Commander of Yellowknife RCMP Inspector Alex Laporte said.

The NT RCMP Major Crime Unit later arrested and charged a suspect.

Devon Larabie has been charged with Menacho’s murder. At the news conference Friday, CKLB Radio asked police if Larabie had a criminal record. Police declined to comment saying it was part of the investigation.

Larabie is no stranger to the law as he was charged in connection with an armed robbery at Circle K which occurred on March 17 in Yellowknife.

Larabie has been remanded and is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday, May 12.

“We would like to extend our sincere condolences to friends and family of Breanna Menacho as they are grieving the loss of a loved one”, Inspector Laporte said.

The investigation is ongoing.

CKLB Radio would like to send its condolences and prayers to the family and friends of Menacho during this difficult time.



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Arthur C. Green is from Whitbourne Newfoundland and graduated from the CNA Journalism Program. Arthur also studied Business Marketing and Political Science at Memorial University in Essex England and St. John's Newfoundland. Green has worked as a spot news photographer/journalist with such news organizations as Vista-radio, CBC, CBC Radio, NTV, Saltwire and Postmedia in Alberta.