Suspicious death in Salluit


Crime specialists with Quebec’s provincial police, the Sûreté du Québec, are still investigating the death of Kumakuluk Salaisie, 34, which occurred last week in Salluit.

“For us, it’s still a suspicious death,” said Ronald McInnes, spokesman for the SQ.

Two of Salaisie’s friends found his dead body on Saturday morning.

“He had a rope around his neck,” McInnes said. “And there was also a lot of blood in the house, but it didn’t seem to come from the deceased.”

Investigators haven’t ruled out the scenario of a violent domestic argument followed by a suicide.

Police speculate that Salaisie could have hung himself after a fight in which he injured another person with a knife.

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Booze and fights were apparently common in Salaisie’s household, although police are waiting the results of the investigation before commenting on the role that alcohol played in Salaisie’s death.

A blood-splash specialist and a crime-scene specialist arrived in Salluit earlier this week to examine the house where Salaisie died. An autopsy will be performed in Montreal.

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