Mistissini police officers discovered the body of Jason-Billy Coonishish-Rock, 22, with visible markings of a violent beating at around 9 am on November 17.

The local police handed the investigation over to the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) shortly after they arrived at the scene. For now, details surrounding this event are unclear as the police aren’t releasing many details until the trial.

The police arrested Darryl Neeposh, 31, in connection with the crime the same day. The suspect was arraigned in court November 19 for second-degree murder. Neeposh is incarcerated at the Roberval prison while he awaits trial, which is set to begin December 20.