Arrest made for the homicide of Emerald MacDonald

October 16, 2021
Kugluktuk, Nunavut

News release

Kugluktuk, NU – October 16, 2021

On May 3, 2021, Emerald MacDonald was found deceased at a cabin near the hamlet of Kugluktuk. The 'V' Division Major Crime Unit conducted their investigation and on October 15, 2021, they arrested Scott Hala. Hala has been charged with first-degree murder for the death of Emerald MacDonald and attempted murder for Daisy Alonok. He is currently remanded in custody. Hala will appear in court on November 23, 2021.

The investigation is on-going.


Contact information

For more information, contact:
RCMP "V" Division Media
Iqaluit, Nunavut
Media Cell: (867) 222-3977

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