02/14/2013 05:45 EST | Updated 04/16/2013 05:12 EDT

Nunavik man accused in slaying of 15-year-old girl

An 18-year-old Akulivik, Que., man has been charged with first-degree murder in connection to the death of a 15-year-old girl.

Eli Qingalik is also charged with sexual assault and interfering with human remains. He appeared in court in Amos, Que., last week.

The Sûreté du Québec said police were called to a residence in the Northern Quebec community on Jan. 18 around 10 p.m. A 15-year-old girl was found dead at the house.

The provincial police force's major crimes unit carried out an investigation.