After receiving “new information”, police in Hay River are now treating the 2014 death of George Milukshuk as homicide.
The 59-year-old died in February last year.
At the time, RCMP in the town decided the circumstances of Milukshuk’s death were not suspicious.
However, in a statement late on Monday, police said new evidence had come to light.
“New information has come forward, and the circumstances of the death of George Milukshuk are now being re-examined,” said a police statement.
“This death is now being investigated as a homicide.”
RCMP will not divulge the new information they’ve received, nor any details of Milukshuk’s death.
Milukshuk, a former resident of Ptarmigan Crescent, worked for a number of years in the mining industry.