RCMP investigating ‘suspicious’ death in Yellowknife

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RCMP says officers responded to an incident in downtown Yellowknife early Saturday morning.

Police say one person was found with “significant injuries” and was later pronounced dead.

CKLB has heard the victim is an Indigenous woman but will be withholding the name until confirmation from the coroner’s office.

In a news release, RCMP say a second victim was found with non-life threatening injuries at a separate location but police say come from the same incident.

“No arrests have been made,” reads the release. “However, police believe this is not a random incident and there is no risk to the general public at this time.”

The Major Crimes Unit is heading up the investigation with support from other units and the office of the chief coroner.

CKLB has asked for additional details on the incident, including a location.

We received a message automatic reply saying the request was outside regular hours.

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Francis Tessier-Burns
Francis has been a general news reporter with CKLB since January 2019. Originally from rural Ontario, he first came to the NWT in 2016 as an intern with Up Here magazine and fell in love with the North. In his time with CKLB, he's had the immense pleasure and honour of learning about northern Indigenous cultures. Otherwise, you can find him hanging around the Legislative Assembly. If you have a story or want to chat, reach out to francis@cklbradio.com