Iqaluit man charged with second-degree murder

Woman found dead in in apartment early on Friday, Sept. 20

Iqaluit RCMP are telling residents to avoid the 200s area of the city as they deal with a potentially armed and barricaded subject. (File photo)

By Dustin Patar

An Iqaluit man has been charged with second-degree murder.

At around 4 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 20, the RCMP were called to an apartment in the 4100 block area of Iqaluit where they found a dead woman.

According to the RCMP, a man was arrested and later charged with second-degree murder, along with other offences related to breaching court orders.

The RCMP did not release the name of the accused, who will remain in custody until a court appearance on Oct. 8.

Both the RCMP’s major crimes unit and the forensic identification services are continuing their investigation.

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