Pauloosie Padluq of Kimmirut charged with 2nd-degree murder

Pauloosie Padluq, 35, of Kimmirut, has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of 30-year-old Koomoo Pootoogoo.

Pauloosie Padluq of Kimmirut has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of a 30-year-old man in the community.

Padluq, 35, was charged on Thursday.

The body of Qummuattuq Simeonie, who also went by the name Koomoo Pootoogook, was found near Qaqqalik School Tuesday. School was cancelled that day but classes resumed Wednesday.

Padluq will remain in custody until his next court appearance on Sept. 11 in Iqaluit.

Clarifications

  • This story has been updated to include the fact that Koomoo Pootoogook's legal name was Qummuattuq Simeonie.
    Sep 15, 2016 9:27 AM CT