Homicide charges have been laid following an investigation into a death in Inuvik over the summer.

Inuvik RCMP initially responded to a report of an injured, non-responsive man at a residence on Union Street at approximately 11:39 p.m. June 5. A coroner service was called in to do a sudden death investigation and the NT RCMP Major Crimes Unit (MCU) was called in to determine if the cause of death was criminal.

Working with the Inuvik RCMP, NT RCMP Forensic Identification Services and Police Dog services, police were able to hone in on a suspect.

Police arrested the suspect on Oct. 14. No other suspects are currently wanted in the case.

38-year-old Michael Drescher, of Inuvik, has been charged with murder. He is scheduled to appear in Yellowknife court on Nov. 4.

The charge against him have not been proven in court.


Police are also reminding residents that anyone with information on suspicious activity is asked to call Inuvik RCMP at 777-1111, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or text: “nwtnutips” plus their message to 274637.

Eric Bowling

Your source for all things happening in the Beaufort Delta. Eric jumped at the chance to write for the Inuvik Drum after cutting his teeth in Alberta. He enjoys long walks, loud music and strong coffee....

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