Hall Beach man found dead in Iqaluit


Police have identified the man found lying dead in the snow near the Iqaluit airport Nov. 26.

Percy Pikuyak, 69, of Hall Beach, was found not far from the Co-op gas bar during the morning of Nov. 26. In a news release, RMP said Pikuyak had been in Iqaluit for meetings.

Sgt. Jimmy Akavak said police have ruled out foul play in connection with the death, but the coroner’s office has ordered an autopsy.

Investigators scoured the area where Pikuyak’s body was found Thursday, and canvassed the neighbourhood, asking local residents if they’d seen anything.

Police are asking anyone with information about Pikuyak’s whereabouts between 10 p.m. Nov. 25 and 8 a.m. Nov. 26 to call the Iqaluit RCMP detachment at 979-1111.

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