Man in custody over violent death in Inukjuak


Police had a 20-year-old man in custody following the discovery of a beaten and bloody body of a man in an Inukjuak residence on Tuesday.

Police said individuals delivering frozen shrimp — which are furnished free-of-charge by Makivik Corp. to each Nunavik home before Christmas — discovered the body.

“A call went out at 4:20 p.m. from the guys delivering shrimp that there was a body lying in the kitchen and covered in blood. Police responded and confirmed there was a body. A doctor was called in to confirm that the man had died. The scene was protected by police and Canadian Rangers,” said Kativik Regional Police Force chief Brian Jones.

A major crimes unit from the Sûreté du Québec provincial police force arrived in Inukjuak at 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

Following an investigation, a man was taken into custody and, as of press time, was expected to be charged with the second-degree murder of the 41-year-old man, whose name has not been released.

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