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Charges laid in Pelly Crossing death

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RCMP say after an 18-month investigation, two women are now facing first-degree murder charges in the December 2017 death of Derek Edwards.

After a lengthy investigation, Yukon RCMP are charging two Pelly Crossing women with first-degree murder in connection with the death of a 37-year-old man.

Derek Edwards of Pelly Crossing died in December of 2017, and at that time, investigators confirmed foul play was a factor.

On Thursday, 27-year-old Charabelle Maureen Silverfox, and 21-year-old Lynzee Harriott Silverfox were arrested and charged in connection with the case.

The two are to appear in Territorial Court on Friday.

Police say the charges are the result of 18 months of work by the Yukon RCMP's Major Crimes Unit with assistance from other police divisions in Yukon, Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan.

RCMP also thank the Edwards family, Selkirk First Nation, and the community for their patience and support.

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