Two charged with murder in Pond Inlet


RCMP’s Major Crimes Unit have charged two people with second-degree murder in Pond Inlet.

Pond Inlet officers responded to a disturbance in the early morning hours of April 7, and found a deceased 21-year-old man.

“The circumstances surrounding his death is suspicious and is being treated as a homicide,” according to the news release.

A man and a woman face second-degree murder charges, and both have been remanded into custody.

The next scheduled court appearance for both is April 9 in Iqaluit.

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Michele LeTourneau first arrived at NNSL's headquarters in Yellowknife in1998, with a BA honours in Theatre. For four years she documented the arts across the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Following a very short stint as a communications officer with the Government of the Northwest Territories, Michele spent a decade at a community-based environmental monitoring board in the mining industry, where she worked with Inuit, Chipewyan, Tlicho, Yellowknives Dene and Metis elders to help develop traditional knowledge and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit contributions for monitoring and management plans. She rejoined NNSL and moved to Iqaluit in May 2014 to write for Nunavut News. Michele has received a dozen awards for her work with NNSL.