The RCMP are investigating after unidentified human remains were found on the Hornaday River near the hamlet of Paulatuk.

Paulatuk RCMP were notified yesterday that human remains had been found. Officers attended the location and secured the remains.

RCMP have started an investigation into the remains and state they will be providing no further information on what items have been recovered.

RCMP are working with the NWT Coroner Services to identify the remains.  The Chief Coroner has requested the remains go for forensic examination, which can take months, or upwards of a year depending on the type of analysis required.

“RCMP are aware of the interest of the public and concern of families that are hoping for answers in this discovery,” states Marie York-Condon, NT RCMP Media Relations.

“Our members are working with NWT Coroner Services to bring comfort and closure to those concerned.  We thank the public for their assistance and patience.”