The RCMP Major Crime unit arrested and charged Moran Nitsiza with homicide Sunday in relation to a sudden death at the Yellowknife Sobering Centre last week. 

In a news release Monday, the RCMP advised that no other suspects are wanted in this case.

“The RCMP worked diligently on this investigation and have made an arrest in relation to this tragic death,” stated Insp. Dyson Smith, the officer in charge of the Yellowknife detachment.

“Although this incidence occurred near one of the city’s shelters, this was not a factor as to why this happened,” he said. “We are also very mindful of the impact this has on the neighbours and the community as a whole. We are thankful that these centres are available in reducing harm in our community.” 

Nitsiza is scheduled to appear at the Yellowknife Courthouse on Jan. 13.

Anyone with information on suspicious activity is asked to call Yellowknife RCMP at 669-1111, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or text: “nwtnutips” plus your message to 274637.

Natalie Pressman

Reporting courts and cops and general news, Natalie started with NNSL Media in 2020. Before moving to Yellowknife, Natalie worked as a community radio trainer in Iskatewizaagegan #39 Independent First...

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