Police in Yellowknife are continuing to investigate the “suspicious death” of a 35-year-old man found in a downtown apartment unit last month.

The suspicious death of a 35-year-old man in an apartment in Yellowknife’s 53 Street and 50 Avenue area around 2:30 a.m. on April 28 is still under police investigation.
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Yellowknife RCMP responded to an apartment in the 53 Street and 50 Avenue area around 2:30 a.m. on April 28. There, Mounties found the man deceased.

Paramedics, already at the scene, had tried to revive the man.

Preliminary evidence led police to deem the death suspicious in nature, according to a news release issued a day later.

RCMP spokesperson Julie Plourde said police are being “very careful with releasing any information,” related to the investigation.

In a follow up email sent Tuesday, Plourde said that’s being done to protect the integrity of the ongoing probe.

“An update will come once information is available to share with the public,” stated Plourde.

NWT RCMP Major Crimes Unit is leading the investigation alongside the territory’s coroner.


Brendan Burke

As the Yellowknifer’s crime reporter, it’s my job to keep readers up to speed on all-things “cops and courts” related. From house fires and homicides to courtroom clashes, it’s my responsibility...

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