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Sudden death near Hay River being treated as suspicious

Hay River and the Northwest Territories RCMP Major Crimes Unit are investigating a sudden suspicious death.

RCMP responded to a report of a vehicle on the side of the access road to the Sandy Creek area yesterday morning. In the vehicle was a deceased man. The identity of the man has not been released.

Police are treating the death as suspicious.

The RCMP say the investigation is in it’s early stages. They add that this road is believed to be popular with people looking to view the Northern Lights. They are seeking information from anyone who may have been in the area between the evening of December 26 and the morning of December 28. The road is locally known as “Wilderness Lodge Road” on the K’atlodeeche First Nation.

Meda Relations for the RCMP, Marie York-Condon, said in a release that any detail provided is valuable.

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No detail, or observation, may be too small when we are in the beginning stages of this investigation, so we need to hear from anyone who was in the area.

Anyone with further information about this incident is asked to contact Hay River RCMP at 867-874-1111 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS,, (click on “submit a web tip”) or text: nwtnutips to 274637.

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