Police make arrest in death of Kuujjuaq health worker

The Sûreté du Québec have made an arrest in the death of 28-year-old Chloé Labrie, a health worker originally from Victoriaville.

Chloé Labrie had been working in Kuujjuaq hospital for nearly four years

Chloé Labrie, 28, was found unconscious in her home in Kuujjuaq, Que., where she had been working since 2014. (Facebook)

A man is in custody in connection with the homicide of a 28-year-old health-care worker in Kuujjuaq, Que., provincial police have confirmed. 

The Kativik Regional Police Force, in the Arctic Quebec community, were called to a home overnight Monday.

When officers arrived, they found Chloé Labrie, originally from Victoriaville, Que., inside.

She was unconscious, Sûreté du Québec communications officer Const. Jean-Raphaël Drolet told CBC.

"Her death was confirmed," Drolet said, adding that "the body shows signs of violence."

Police discovered the body of Chloé Labrie overnight Monday in the northern Quebec community of Kuujjuaq. (Frédéric Tremblay/Radio-Canada)

Investigators met several witnesses, Drolet added.

Local police called on the provincial police for assistance and "several investigators were on site," he said.

"We remain in contact with the family of the victim," Drolet said.

Labrie began working at the Ungava Tulattavik Health Centre in October 2014, confirmed Fabien Pernet of the Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services.

Pernet said psychosocial support is being offered to health-care employees who ask for such help.

With files from Claude Rivest