Sudden death of woman in Aklavik prompts RCMP investigation


The sudden death of a 49-year-old woman in Aklavik has prompted an RCMP investigation.

Aklavik Mounties located the deceased woman at a residence in the community around 8 p.m. Tuesday after receiving a report about the death.

RCMP are investigating the death alongside the NWT Coroner Service. A post mortem autopsy has been ordered.

Police aren’t releasing any additional information at this time.

More to come.


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