Nunavut RCMP arrest Saskatchewan man wanted for second-degree murder

BAKER LAKE, Nunavut — RCMP in Baker Lake, Nunavut, say they've arrested a Saskatchewan man on a Canada-wide warrant for second-degree murder.

Corey Clarke, who is 33, has been arrested in the central Nunavut community of about 2,000 people — a fly-in community that is more than 2,500 kilometres away from Prince Albert.

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Police in the Saskatchewan city issued a warrant for Clarke's arrest Monday for second-degree murder following the death of 29-year-old Natasha Ross of La Ronge, Sask.

Police found Ross unresponsive at a residence in Prince Albert on May 24.

Family members have said Ross, who had a six-year-old son, was visiting the city but they did know who she was with.

Police say Clarke is in custody after a bail hearing and arrangements have been made with the Prince Albert Police Service to take him back to Saskatchewan.

— With files from paNOW

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 16, 2021.

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