RCMP said the body of Emerald MacDonald was found at a cabin outside of the hamlet on May 3. According to reports, on April 30th Ms. MacDonald was planning on going to her family’s cabin, and buying supplies at the store. Police said this was the last time she was seen in the hamlet of Kugluktuk.
MacDonald then traveled to the cabin on Inutkoakakvik Island (Old Man Island) by snowmobile for the weekend, where she was last seen alive.
Police are asking anyone who has information; anyone who saw or heard anything out on the land or near the cabin; or who saw or spoke to Ms. MacDonald that weekend to contact the Kugluktuk RCMP at 867-982-0123.
MacDonald became well known for her role in The Grizzlies, a 2018 film about a lacrosse team in Kugluktuk.
Update October 16th
On October 15th RCMP arrested Scott Hala, and charged him with first-degree murder for the death of Emerald MacDonald and attempted murder of another woman in an unrelated case, Daisy Alonok. He is currently remanded in custody. Hala will appear in court on November 23, 2021.