Fort Liard RCMP request external assistance following sudden death

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Camrose Police Service will conduct a review of the circumstances of a sudden death in Fort Liard.

RCMP officials in the community requested the external investigation after a 34-year old man was found dead hours after being in police custody.

The man was arrested on the evening of June. 25th for public intoxication. He was eventually released and then was found not breathing at a local residence.

He was pronounced dead shortly after.

The investigation is continuing with the assistance of the Office of the Chief Coroner of the Northwest Territories. Family of the deceased has been notified of his passing.

Given the independent review underway, no further details can be released at this time. Enquiries related to the Camrose Police Service’s review of this matter should be directed to them.

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