RCMP in Yellowknife have confirmed they are investigating a death in Ndilo.

Just before 6pm on Tuesday, police were called to a Ndilo home after receiving a report of a body found nearby.

The house was cordoned off for much of the evening.

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No details have been confirmed by police, other than the discovery of a body behind the house.

Cathy Menard, the NWT’s chief coroner, told Cabin Radio the body is believed to be that of an adult and has been sent to Edmonton for a postmortem.

No foul play is suspected, Menard said.

The RCMP’s major crimes unit, a forensic team, and the NWT coroner’s office are all investigating.