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Human remains found near Ivujivik

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
 
On August 15, 2017, a group of geologists traveling by helicopter discovered human remains near an abandoned snowmobile about 25 kilometers away from the Northern Village of Ivujivik.

Once advised, KRPF officers went on site in order to establish a perimeter and carry meticulous searches to determine the circumstances of the deaths. They also examined and cross-referenced information from the database of missing persons.

The investigation is still ongoing but based on the first observations from the police, all indications are that there were no criminal activities that had resulted in these mortalities. The experts from the Laboratoire de sciences judiciaires et de médecine légale (forensic science laboratory) will analyze the remains to identify the victims. The Laboratoire is an autonomous unit delivering expertise services in the scientific and medicolegal fields.