Mounties probe ‘sudden death’ of a man whose body found Saturday in Behchoko

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The Royal Canadian Mounted Police are investigating what they call a “sudden death” in Behchoko.

Mounties state in a news release that their Major Crime Unit is looking into the death.

Even though they do not describe the death as suspicious, police make a point of saying that no one has been arrested.

RCMP state that about 9 a.m. Saturday — they responded to a report of an deceased adult man in a residence.

They have not identified the victim.

Mounties state that the forensic identification and police dog services were on scene and assisting with the investigation, with support from Behchoko and Yellowknife RCMP.

The NWT Office of the Chief Coroner has also been called in to investigate.

Anyone with information on the man’s death 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.

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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.