Saviluk Jessica Gentes has been missing since Nov. 11. (Photo courtesy of the SQ)

Quebec police close missing person case

Saviluk Jessica Gentes had been missing from around Sainte-Perpétue since Nov. 11

By Nunatsiaq News

(Updated on Nov. 13, 12:00 pm)

Quebec provincial police have confirmed that an Inuk woman who was missing in southern Quebec has died.

Saviluk Jessica Gentes, 22, of Nicolet, Quebec, was last seen on Wednesday, Nov. 11, around Sainte-Perpétue, a village located between Drummondville and Trois-Rivières.

The Sûreté du Québec said there is no investigation into Gentes’ death. A family member said she died by suicide on Nov. 11.

Gentes was originally from Kuujjuaq.

If you or someone you know is in distress and needs help, you can also reach the following resources:

  • Nunavut Kamatsiaqtut Help Line: 1-800-265-3333 (Inuktitut/English)
  • Department of Inuit Values and Practices, NRBHSS (9 to 5): 1 877-686-2845 (Inuktitut/English)
  • First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line: 1-855-242-3310 (English/French)
  • Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 (English/French)
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