Nunavut RCMP are investigating a suspicious death in Igloolik.

In a news release, police say they were alerted today to the discovery of a deceased female near the community.

Officers with the Major Crimes Unit and Forensic Identification Services are working with local police and the Office of the Chief Coroner on the investigation.

Police have not released the name of the deceased.

About 15 hundred people live in Igloolik, located above the Arctic Circle.