The RCMP “V” Division are investigating the suspicious death of a 52-year-old woman in Pangnirtung.

On October 13,  at approximately 8:00 a.m., the Pangnirtung RCMP responded to a report of a suspicious death at a residence in the 500 block of Pangnirtung.

Cpl. Tammy Lobb is the RCMP “V” Division Media Liaison in Iqaluit, Nunavut.

“When police arrived on the scene, officers located a 52-year-old woman who was deceased,” Cpl. Lobb said.  “A 27 year-old man from Pangnirtung has been charged with first-degree murder and he remains in custody until his next court appearance on November 5, at 9:30 a.m. in Iqaluit.”

V Division Major Crimes Unit with the assistance the Forensic Identification Services and the Office of the Chief Coroner are continuing the investigation; an autopsy is pending.

“Our thoughts are with the victim’s family during this difficult time,” Cpl.  Lobb said.

The investigation is ongoing.

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