Fort Liard man was not killed by bear, says coroner

Fort Liard photo courtesy of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA)

A man whose body was found near Fort Liard earlier this month was not killed by a bear.

That information was confirmed Wednesday in a news release from Cathy Menard, the Chief Coroner of the Northwest Territories.

She adds that autopsy results have not yet been received and a cause of death has yet to be officially confirmed.

Floyd Diamond’C was found dead on May 8 in Big Creek by a family member who had gone to check on him.

Mr. Diamond’C, who has a cabin in the area, was last seen on April 24.

A spokesperson from the territorial government’s Department of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) told CKLB that wildlife officers put down at least one bear that was in the area where the body was found.

The coroner service, with help from RCMP and ENR, continue to investigate.

CKLB as well as the coroner service extend condolences to the Diamond’C family.

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John McFadden
John has been in the broadcast journalism industry since the 1980s. He has been a reporter in Yellowknife since 2012 and joined CKLB in January of 2018. John covers the crime and court beat as well as reporting on other areas including politics, business, entertainment and sports. He won seven national community newspaper awards while he was a journalist with Northern News Services Limited (NNSL). John worked in Ontario before coming North including stints as a TV sportscaster in Peterborough and senior news writer for CBC and CTV in downtown Toronto.