Nellie Angutiguluk case: Man, 29, charged with first-degree murder

Kwasi Alfred Benjamin, 29, has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of Nellie Angutiguluk in Montreal's Côte-des-Neiges district.

Kwasi Alfred Benjamin arrested in connection with May 18 death of Inuk woman in Montreal's Côte-des-Neiges

Kwasi Alfred Benjamin, 29, was charged on Thursday with the first-degree murder of Nellie Angutiguluk on or about May 18. (Montreal police)

Montreal police have charged a 29-year-old man with first-degree murder with the death Nellie Angutiguluk in Montreal.

Nellie Angutiguluk was described as a 'quiet' and 'nice' young woman. (Chez Doris)
Kwasi Alfred Benjamin appeared in Quebec Court this afternoon and was charged with first-degree murder.

Angutiguluk, a 29-year-old Inuk woman originally from Nunavik, was found dead in an apartment in the city's Côte-des-Neiges in May.

Police ruled the death a homicide last weekend, nearly seven weeks after the discovery of the Inuk woman in an apartment at 7225 De Nancy Street on May 18.  

Police had originally described Angutiguluk's death as "suspicious."