Behchoko man charged with murder after “sudden death” of man in Behchoko last weekend

Colton Migwi's photo from Facebook.

A Behchoko man has been charged with murder in connection with the death of a man in that Tlicho community last weekend.

Colton Migwi, 29, made a brief appearance in Justice of the Peace Court in Yellowknife Friday morning.

It comes after RCMP found a man deceased in a residence in Behchoko last Saturday morning.

Mounties described it as a “sudden death” and never made any mention of it being suspicious or that foul play was involved in his death.

CKLB only learned about the charge after they just happened to be in the courtroom Friday morning.

RCMP did say in  a news release earlier this week that its major crime unit was investigating and that no arrests had been made.

Migwi, wearing glasses and a grey t-shirt remained in the prisoner’s box for the brief proceeding.

The justice of the peace imposed a publication ban on any evidence including the name of the victim, which is rare.

Migwi will be in territorial court for his next appearance on March 24.

Until then, he remains in custody at the North Slave Correctional Complex in Yellowknife.

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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.