Suspect in custody related to suspicious death in Hay River

Riley Jordan Moyah, 23, is the suspect in connection to an alleged homicide in Hay River. (Photo provided by RCMP)

Hay River RCMP says a suspicious death that happened in the community last weekend was actually a homicide.

Police now say the suspect has been arrested in Alberta.

Riley Jordan Moyah, 23, will return to the NWT to begin the court process this week.

On Sunday Jan. 16, officers responded to a call about 9 a.m. on Lagood Road where they found the body of a 24-year-old man.

Police have not released the identity of the victim.

Anyone with information on the alleged murder can call Hay River RCMP at 874-1111.

Updated Jan 24, 1 p.m.