07/09/2015 05:02 EDT | Updated 07/09/2016 05:59 EDT

Nellie Angutiguluk case: Man, 29, charged with first-degree murder

Montreal police have charged a 29-year-old man with first-degree murder with the death Nellie Angutiguluk in Montreal.

Kwasi Alfred Benjamin appeared in Quebec Court this afternoon and was charged with first-degree murder.

Angutiguluk, a 29-year-old Inuk woman originally from Nunavik, was found dead in an apartment in the city's Côte-des-Neiges in May.

Police ruled the death a homicide last weekend, nearly seven weeks after the discovery of the Inuk woman in an apartment at 7225 De Nancy Street on May 18.  

Police had originally described Angutiguluk's death as "suspicious."