The Edmonton Police Service is investigating a death near Inuvik, NWT.
The body of 35 year old Richard Binder Junior was found on November 3rd by Inuvik RCMP near Big Lake on the outskirts of town.
In an earlier press release, G-Division RCMP said Binder was wanted on outstanding warrants for resisting arrest, assault causing bodily harm and breaches of court orders.
In an email to CKLB News from the Mounties,
“Mr. Binder Jr had been advised by RCMP on October 25 that he was under arrest, and he consequently fled, so police had official contact with him.”
Policy states that this, “must be treated the same as an ‘in custody’ event, which calls for an external investigation,” wrote a spokesperson for G-Division RCMP.
Police say Binder consequently fled from police custody. He was reported missing on October 28th.
G-Division @rcmpgrcpolice confirm 35 year old Richard Binder Jr. is dead. His body was found near Big Lake, outside @townofinuvik. The mounties have requested the @edmontonpolice investigate Binders death and disappearance. He was last in contact with RCMP on October 25th #CKLB
— Josh Campbell (@Splash_Campbell) November 8, 2018
The NWT Coroner’s Service is also assisting the investigation.
An autopsy on Binder’s body has been ordered to try to determine a cause of death. CKLB News reached out to the Edmonton Police Service, but they say they have no other information to share at this time.