Kativik Regional Government

Press Release: Kativik Regional Police Force

Kuujjuaq, Quebec, August 22, 2017 - On August 15, 2017, a group of geologists traveling by helicopter discovered remains of human nature 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.


Jean-Philippe Dubois
Communications Coordinator
Kativik Regional Government
Tel. 819-964-2961, ext. 2219

The Kativik Regional Police Force (KRPF) was created by the Kativik Regional Government in 1996 with the participation of the Solicitor General of Canada and the Ministère de la Sécurité publique du Québec (public security) to maintain peace, order and public safety in Nunavik. The KRPF has police detachments in all 14 communities. The mission of the KRPF and each of its members pursuant to the Police Act is to maintain peace, order and public security; to prevent and repress crime and offences under the law and municipal by-laws in the Kativik Region; as well as to apprehend offenders.