Suspicious circumstances surrounding an apparent suicide have led the police to send the body for an autopsy.

Justine Whiskeychan, 18, appeared to have taken her own life in her Waskaganish home May 16.

Police received a call at 6:25 a.m. and when they arrived at the scene her boyfriend was performing CPR on her. Police then transported Whiskeychan to the community clinic where she was pronounced dead at 7:25 a.m.

But now police are investigating further.

“In order to have more accurate answers to the cause of death, the family requested the autopsy,” said community spokesperson George Katapatuk.

“No one is being suspected of anything right now, but it has not been declared a suicide yet,” Katapatuk told the Nation.