RCMP Major Crime Unit investigating the ‘suspicious’ death of a 35-year-old man in Yellowknife

Yellowknife RCMP responded to a call for assistance at an apartment unit in the area of 53rd Street and 50th Avenue on April 28th at approximately 2:22am.

Police arrived to find paramedics already on scene, attempting to resuscitate a 35-year-old man. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.

RCMP Major Crime Unit has taken carriage of the investigation in conjunction with the NT Office of the Chief Coroner.

Anyone with information is asked to call Yellowknife RCMP at 669-1111. The 2020 N.W.T Homicide victim List is available here.

Update: On December 8th 2021 police arrested Dean McNeely, 34, and charged him with manslaughter inconnection with the death. According to CBC McNeely is known to police and his prior criminal record includes convictions for theft and assault dating back to 2006.