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NEWS: Nunavut April 17, 2012 - 6:17 pm

Cape Dorset man charged after death of 16-year-old boy

Mathewsie Alariaq, 28, faces a charge of first-degree murder


A 28-year-old Cape Dorset man has been charged in the death of a 16-year-old boy which came to light early in the morning of April 16.

Mathewsie Alariaq has been charged with first degree murder, breaking and entering, possession of a weapon for a purpose dangerous to public peace and breach of probation in connection with that incident.

An RCMP news release sent out late April 17 did not say when Alariaq will appear in court to face those charges.

On April 16, at about 7:30 a.m., RCMP members in Cape Dorset responded to a call of a “possible homicide,” an April 16 said.

After going to a residence in Cape Dorset, they found the body of the 16-year-old boy.

Police have not identified the dead boy, or said how he may have died.

Early on April 16, police in Cape Dorset cordoned off and surrounded a housing unit in the community’s 2300 block, asking people who live in the area to stay away from their windows and remain indoors.

An emergency response team then flew to Cape Dorset from Iqaluit to help contain a man inside the housing unit.

Police said April 17 that they wanted to thank people in Cape Dorset for their ongoing support.

Further information will be released as it becomes available, police said.

RCMP are asking any members of the public who have information with regard to this incident to call the local RCMP detachment at 867-897-0123 or Crimestoppers at 1(800) 222-8477(TIPS) where they can remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.00. 

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