RCMP investigate sudden death of “Fast Eddie”

Two Iqaluit men found dead within two days.


IQALUIT — Iqaluit RCMP have sent the body of a recently deceased Iqaluit resident to Toronto to find out how he died.

Police say in a news release issued this week that on Oct. 25 at 2:45 pm, the RCMP detachment in Iqaluit received a call saying that there was a deceased person at house 2213A in Iqaluit.

Investigators who went to the house found the lone occupant, Edwin Daly, 66, inside. Daly, a long-time resident of Iqaluit, better known as “Fast Eddy,” was dead.

The RCMP are continuing to investigate Daly’s death.

An autopsy to be performed on Oct. 28 by personnel from the office of the chief pathologist in Toronto, Ontario could shed light on the ause of death.

At about 7:15 p.m. on Oct. 26, the Iqaluit RCMP received a call reporting a dead person at the medical boarding home in Iqaluit.

Investigators, found the body of Audlaloo Laisa, 43, of Cape Dorset.

According to staff, Laisa had come to Iqaluit for medical reasons and was undergoing treatments at the hospital. The coroner will determine whether or not an autopsy will be performed on his body.

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