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Second person charged as Ottawa police investigate death of missing Inuk woman

A second person has been arrested in connection with the death of 37-year-old Susan Kuplu, who was initially thought to be a missing person, Ottawa police say.
A second person has been arrested in connection with the death of 37-year-old Susan Kuplu, who was initially thought to be a missing person, Ottawa police say. Ottawa Police Service handout

A second person has been charged in connection with the death of a 37-year-old Inuk woman who was initially thought to be a missing person, Ottawa police said Sunday night.

This update came two days after police charged 18-year-old Lennese Kuplu with second-degree murder and indignity to a dead body in the death of Susan Kuplu. Police have not confirmed how or if the two are related.

On Monday, police announced that they have also charged Dwight Brown, 28, of Ottawa, with second-degree murder and indignity to a dead body.

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The Ottawa Police Service initially did not provide the name of the second person arrested in a brief update on Twitter on Sunday evening as charges had not yet been laid.

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Brown appeared in court Monday morning.

In court on Saturday, police did not give a cause of death, nor did they say what led to the indignity to a body charge.

The elder Kuplu, who lived in Ottawa, was last seen alive two and a half weeks ago, according to police.

Ottawa police say their investigation into the alleged homicide continues.

— With files from the Canadian Press and Christopher Whan

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