Yellowknife RCMP investigating suspicious death

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories – Yellowknife RCMP is investigating a suspicious death, after a deceased man was located in an apartment building.

At approximately 2:22 am, on Tuesday, April 28th, 2020, Yellowknife RCMP received a call for service to attend an apartment unit in the area of 53rd Street and 50th Avenue. The City of Yellowknife Emergency Medical Services were already on site, trying to revive a 35-year-old man. Upon arrival, RCMP members found the victim, deceased, in the unit.

Preliminary evidence leads the RCMP to consider the death as suspicious.

NT RCMP Police Dog Services were called in support, as well as Yellowknife RCMP General Investigation Section. Yellowknife RCMP engaged the NT RCMP Major Crime Unit and Forensic Identification Services.

RCMP Vehicle
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The investigation, led by the NT RCMP Major Crime Unit, is done in conjunction with the NT Office of the Chief Coroner.

The investigation is ongoing and more information to come when available.

Anyone with information on suspicious activity is asked to call Yellowknife RCMP at 669-1111, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, (click on “submit a web tip”) or text: “nwtnutips” plus your message to 274637.

Northwest Territories RCMP

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