Kinngait man charged with first-degree murder

Ottokie Pudluq, 39, arrested in connection with Nov. 28 ‘suspicious’ death of woman

RCMP in Kinngait have charged a 39-year-old man in connection with a “suspicious” death in the community last month. (File photo by David Venn)

By Nunatsiaq News

Nunavut RCMP have arrested a man in connection with what they first termed a “suspicious” death in Kinngait last month.

Ottokie Pudluq, 39, has been charged with first-degree murder, according to an RCMP news release Tuesday.

On Nov. 28, Kinngait RCMP officers were called to a residence where a 33-year-old woman was found dead.

The RCMP’s major crime and forensic identification units launched an investigation, which led to the arrest.

Pudluq remains in custody and will appear in court again Feb. 7, the release indicated.

The RCMP is still asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident or have information to come forward or contact police at 867-979-1111, 867-897-1111 or by phoning Crime Stoppers at toll-free 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

Tips can also be submitted securely at or text ‘NWTNUTIPS’ plus your message to 274637 (CRIMES).


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