N.S. RCMP to provide update in 2018 death of Indigenous woman Cassidy Bernard

Police say the death of 22-year-old Cassidy Bernard is being treated as suspicious. (Red Dress Protest/Facebook)

It appears there may be a development in the investigation into the suspicious death over a year ago of a young Nova Scotia Indigenous woman.

RCMP have issued an advisory saying they will provide an update Tuesday on the death of a 22-year-old Waycobah woman that was reported on Oct. 24, 2018.

The statement doesn't name Cassidy Bernard, however the woman's body was found on that date in her home on the Cape Breton reserve.

Her twin five-and-a-half months old girls were found suffering from dehydration in a crib next to their mother.

The Mounties wouldn't confirm that an arrest has been made in the case, and to date they've said little about it, except that they believe Bernard's death wasn't a random act and their investigation could take a long time.

The update is scheduled for the Waycobah First Nation Community Hall at 11 a.m.