Remains identified as Susan Kuplu-Irqittuq

Coroner has yet to release the woman’s cause of death

Ottawa police say remains discovered in one of the city’s landfills earlier this month have been identified as Susan Kuplu-Irqittuq, who is believed to have been killed in mid-January. (File image)

By Sarah Rogers

Ottawa police have confirmed that remains discovered earlier this month at one of the city’s landfills have been identified as Susan Kuplu-Irqittuq.

Kuplu-Irqittuq, 37, went missing in Ottawa on or around Jan. 10. Police now allege that she was murdered, and that her body was transported to the city’s Trail Road landfill in southwest Ottawa, where the remains were found.

The Ottawa Police Service said the coroner has yet to release any cause of death. The police investigation is ongoing.

In late January, Kuplu-Irqittuq’s 18-year-old daughter Lennese Kublu was charged with second-degree murder in the death of her mother.

Kublu’s boyfriend, Dwight Brown, also faces a charge of second-degree murder.

Both accused persons are now in custody in different sections of the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre in Ottawa.

Bail review hearings and preliminary inquiries have not been set for either Kuplu-Irqittuq or Brown, nor have any allegations against them been proven in court.

Kuplu-Irqittuq was originally from Igloolik, but had been residing in Ottawa with her family for several years.

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