Quebec police investigate two deaths in Ivujivik

Bodies of a man and a woman now undergoing autopsies

Quebec police have now confirmed the March deaths of an Ivujivik couple were the result of a murder-suicide. (File photo)

By Nunatsiaq News

Investigators from the Sûreté du Québec provincial police force travelled to Nunavik’s northernmost village of Ivujivik Friday to investigate the deaths of two residents on Thursday.

“The unit dealing with crimes against the person (Crimes contre la personne) of the SQ, in collaboration with the Kativik Regional Police Force, were mandated to investigate the circumstances surrounding two deaths which occurred in Ivujivik,” said spokesperson Sgt. Audrey-Anne Bilodeau on Saturday.

The local Nunavik Police Service constables, responding to a call, went to a residence in the village Thursday evening, she said.

“This is when they discovered two people, a man and a woman, who were inanimate, and they were later declared deceased,” Bilodeau said.

The provincial police force’s unit, which is responsible for murder investigations in Nunavik, was called in to investigate the circumstances around the deaths, she said.

The bodies will undergo autopsies, she said.

More information about the SQ investigation should be available next week, Bilodeau said.

No arrests have been made in connection with the deaths, she said.


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