NT RCMP Major Crime Unit lay homicide charge following investigation

October 15, 2020
Inuvik, Northwest Territories

News release

The NT RCMP Major Crime Unit (MCU) laid a homicide charge following the suspicious death of a man in Inuvik.

On June 5th, 2020, an injured, non-responsive man was found by Inuvik RCMP in a residence on Union Street.

The NT RCMP Major Crime Unit started an investigation, in collaboration with Inuvik RCMP, the NT RCMP Forensic Identification Services and Police Dog Services.

On October 14th, following the investigation, the MCU arrested and charged 38-year-old Michael Drescher, of Inuvik, with Murder sec. 235 CC.

No other suspects are wanted in this case.

Michael Drescher is scheduled to appear in court in Yellowknife on November 4th, 2020.

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 your message to 274637.

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Contact information

Julie Plourde
Media Relations Officer
Northwest Territories RCMP – Yellowknife, NT
Office: (867)765-3712
RCMP.NTMedia-NTMedias.GRC@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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