Man charged with murder in neighbour's stabbing death

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Silasie Pillaktuaq, 34, was found dead early Monday morning inside an apartment unit on Russell Road. (Facebook - image credit)
Silasie Pillaktuaq, 34, was found dead early Monday morning inside an apartment unit on Russell Road. (Facebook - image credit)

A 34-year-old man is dead and his neighbour has been charged with second-degree murder after an early-morning call to 911 led police to discover the city's first homicide victim of 2022.

Ottawa police and paramedics responded to a 911 call reporting a bloodied and unconscious man in the hallway of a six-storey apartment building at 2080 Russell Rd. around 1:15 a.m. Monday.

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When police arrived and roused the intoxicated man, he allegedly told them he had stabbed his neighbour, according to police sources. Police then found the body of the man's 34-year-old neighbour, Silasie Pillaktuaq, inside an apartment.

The Ottawa police homicide unit has charged Curtis Kanayok, 31, with second-degree murder. He appeared in court on Monday morning.

None of the allegations against him has yet been tested in court.

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