On the evening of November 1, the Salluit detachment of the KRPF received an emergency call for a potential fire. Firefighters and KRPF officers rushed to the location. Though there was no visible sign of smoke or fire inside the home, they found a woman lying on a bed in a bedroom. An ambulance brought the woman to the local nursing center, where she was clinically declared dead.
Since the death appeared suspicious, the KRPF requested the assistance of the Sûreté du Québec to take over the investigation.
A suspect is currently held in custody.