Autopsy ordered in beating death


An autopsy has been ordered for a Hall Beach woman who died after being flown to Ottawa Civic Hospital for treatment for injuries she received during an altercation at a home in the community on Sept. 17.

Sue Nattaq was pronounced dead in hospital on Sept. 22.

Silas Ammakiak, 35, was charged on Sept. 21 with aggravated assault, but more charges may be laid following the results of the autopsy. He appeared in court on Sept. 24.

The incident is being investigated by the Nunavut Major Crime Unit, the Hall Beach RCMP detachment and the Ottawa Forensic Identification Unit.

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