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Quebec coroner to investigate deaths of Nunavik infants – Nunatsiaq News

Jun 9, 2021

7 babies have died in the region since January

A Quebec coroner is looking into why seven infant deaths have been reported in Nunavik since the beginning of the year.

The Nunavik Police Service says it reached out to Quebec’s coroner’s office this spring because it considers that number to be higher than normal.

“One coroner has been asked to oversee those infant deaths,” said Jean-François Morin, deputy chief of operations at the Nunavik Police Service, in an email to Nunatsiaq News.

All of the police investigations into these deaths have determined they were not suspicious and the babies likely died from sudden infant death syndrome, Morin said.

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