Gjoa Haven man charged with murder after death of woman in community

Crest courtesy of Nunavut RCMP

A 34-year-old man from Gjoa Haven, Nunavut is charged with murder after a woman was found deceased in her home in the community on Tuesday.

According to a news release from RCMP,  police responded to a complaint of a 33-year-old woman found in her home not breathing.

Her name has not been released.

Nathaniel Anaittuq was subsequently charged with murder.

Police have not said whether he faces a first or second-degree murder charge.

He is to be in court on Sept. 10 in Iqaluit.

“Victim and Family Services have been engaged with this tragic incident and are
providing support to those affected,” the RCMP stated.

The police investigation continues with assistance from Gjoa Haven RCMP, V Division Major Crime Unit and the Forensic Identification Unit.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Gjoa Haven RCMP detachment at 867-360-0123.


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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.