At approximately 2am on Sunday morning, the dead bodies of two young boys were found on Chef-Nicolas-Vincent Street in Wendake, Quebec City. Wendake is a Huron-Wendat First Nations community.
Local police entered into a home at the above-mentioned time and found the children’s bodies there. They then notified agents of the Surete du Quebec of the incident, as required by law.
An as yet to be identified 30-year-old male has turned himself in to authorities in Quebec City regarding the incident. He is expected to face two counts of murder charges in the death of the two boys. He is currently set to undergo a psychiatric evaluation and then be interviewed by SQ officers.
According to Global News, Police are still putting details of the case together, including verifying the ages of the children (they were both clearly pre-pubescent according to the SQ) and establishing the relationship between the victims and the alleged perpetrator.
Rene Lefreniere, the Minister of Indigenous Affairs, tweeted his condolences for the loss of the children, as did
Lately, there has been concern over the way First Nations communities are policed, and there is some push for a move to more community-based policing methods.