BEI investigation into the death of a teenage girl in Nord-du-Québec

EIB investigation into death of teenage girl in the North -du-Québec


The Bureau of Independent Investigations (BEI) has opened an investigation following the death, in the middle of the night on October 9, of a 16-year-old girl in the Cree community of Waswanipi, in North-du -Québec. 

According to information provided by the BEI, the authorities were alerted around 4:30 a.m. by a citizen who reported the presence of a woman who was possibly intoxicated and in distress , lying on the ground near a school.

Police officers from the Eeyou Eenou Police Service and others from the Sûreté du Québec went to the scene, but did not find the reported woman by the citizen. They therefore left empty-handed.

The body of the teenager was finally discovered in the light of day, around 7:30 a.m., by other citizens.

The BEI mandated five investigators to ensure the proper work of the officers who intervened in this case. The Office also asked anyone who witnessed anything during the night of October 8 to 9 to contact it.

For its part, the First Nation of Waswanipi recalled that Psychosocial assistance is available for members of the community who feel the need to speak after this tragedy.

Waswanipi is a small community located along Route 113, halfway between Lebel-sur- Quévillon and Chibougamau.