The leadership in the Village of Air Ronge is commending community and the RCMP in the apprehension of a teenager arrested earlier this week for first-degree murder.

Mayor and Council are praising the community for sharing video surveillance and other information and for the RCMP’s leadership in the arrest.

“Today, we collectively breathe a small sigh of relief, knowing that a suspect is in police custody,” stated a letter from the Village of Air Ronge.

The unidentified boy was arrested Wednesday, charged with murder and robbery in the Jan. 8 death of Jennifer Hendry. Authorities said they do not believe the victim and suspect know each other.

The boy was remanded into custody until Jan. 27 for a court appearance.

(Photo of the suspect, RCMP were seeking.)