An Arviat man has been charged with second-degree murder following the death of another man in Roaches Line, Newfoundland.

Patrick Sulurayok, 30, was arrested on June 22 after Bay Roberts RCMP received a report of an unresponsive man at a commercial accommodation in Roaches Line.

Police attended the scene and located the unresponsive man who was transported to Carbonear General Hospital where he later died, according to an RCMP press release.

Media reports from Newfoundland indicate that Sulurayok made his first appearance in court in Harbour Grace last week but the matter has since been transferred to Supreme Court in St. John’s.

The investigation is ongoing through the RCMP’s Major Crimes Unit and its Forensic Identification Services.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner was also called in to assist.

Kivalliq News is awaiting a repsonse from Newfoundland RCMP for more information on the case.

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  1. What happened ? Why is this inuk man accused? It just says the man was unresponsive when the police arrived.. is there a reason suluaryuk is accused and also charged?

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