RCMP in Western Nunavut lay murder charge in nearly two-year-old case

RCMP in Nunavut have charged a Kugluktuk youth with murder in the death of a woman in Kugluktuk almost two years ago.

The suspect, who can’t be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, is to appear in court in Iqaluit on February 5th.

The youth was charged in connection with the death of 46-year-old Margaret Ogina whose body was found inside her residence on April 10, 2017.

The suspect was charged earlier this month but police have not made clear why it took so long to lay the charge.

Meanwhile, Mounties are also looking into the sudden death of a 31-year-old woman in Kugluktuk.

The woman, who hasn’t been identified, was found in her home on Tuesday of this week.

The coroner’s office is conducting an autopsy to try to determine the cause of the woman’s death, police said.

Police say the community has requested help from a crisis response team to support community members affected by both deaths.

And RCMP in Cambridge Bay have laid a murder charge after a man’s body was found in the community this past Saturday.

Raymond Komak, 44, of Cambridge Bay is to appear in court in Iqaluit in early February.

Mounties have not released the victim’s name or how he died.

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