Body found in Lennie Lake near Norman Wells: RCMP


The discovery of a deceased person found floating in Lennie Lake near Norman Wells has prompted an investigation from RCMP and the NWT Coroner’s Service.

Norman Wells RCMP were called to the scene of the body, located in the lake about 35 kilometres north of the town of Norman Wells, on the afternoon of May 27, stated police.

The NWT Coroner Service arrived on scene and retrieved the body, state RCMP.

Police say the identity of the deceased person has not yet been “confirmed,” and “remains part of an ongoing investigation.”

A post-mortem examination has been ordered.

RCMP are continuing to probe the discovery of the deceased person, alongside the Coroner’s office, states Tuesday’s news release.

RCMP say no further information is “available for release.”

Anyone with information on “suspicious activity” is asked to call Norman Wells RCMP at 587-1111.

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