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NEWS: Nunavik December 04, 2012 - 3:30 pm

Quebec provincial police investigates death in Kangiqsujuaq

Few official details yet about Dec. 3 death


(updated 10:20 a.m., Dec. 6)

Investigators from the Sûreté du Québec provincial police force were in the the Hudson Strait community of Kangiqsujuaq Dec. 4 to investigate the death of a man that took place Dec. 3.

The investigators are continuing to look at the circumstances around the death of a 58-year-old man, said SQ spokesperson Pierre Tremblay.

A man was taken into custody.

Sammy Annahatak, 35, appeared in court Dec. 5 in Amos where he was charged with second-degree murder, Tremblay said Dec. 6.

Sources in the community, who did not wish to be named, say the deceased, 58-year-old Peter Jaaka, died from injuries he received during violent beating on Dec. 1, and that alcohol was involved.

Those local sources said Annahatak had recently been released from jail.

(more to come)

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