Iqaluit death considered a murder-suicide

by Michele LeTourneau- May 12, 2018

A 22-year-old Clyde River woman’s sudden death at the Tammaativvik Boarding Home March 6 was determined to be a homicide, according to RCMP.“During the course of the investigation, the woman’s domestic partner, a 31-year-old male was located deceased,” RCMP stated in a news release, noting the incident was considered a murder-suicide.

Police are not seeking other suspects.

The Nunavut Major Crime Unit conducted the comprehensive investigation, along with the RCMP Forensic Identification Section and the Nunavut Coroner’s Office.

The coroner’s office ordered autopsies.

“Our thoughts are with the families during this difficult time and grief counsellors have been made available through the Nunavut Crisis Response and Trauma Teams,” stated RCMP.

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