What’s Current: Family and friends of Annie Pootoogook say she lived in fear of her boyfriend, who she left one week before she was found dead

Inuit artist Annie Pootoogook, of Cape Dorset, Nunavut. (Image: CBC)
Inuit artist Annie Pootoogook, of Cape Dorset, Nunavut. (Image: CBC)

Family and friends of Inuit artist Annie Pootoogook state that the week before her death, she was fleeing her boyfriend of eight years, William Watt. Pootoogook’s body was found in the Rideau River on September 19th.

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  • TheArtistFormerlyKnownAsYoya

    I don’t know exactly why but those photos of Natsumi Kogawa walking with that unknown man are really giving me the creeps.

  • Morag999

    The police say Watt is not a suspect, but I’m still suspicious of him.

    The way he talks, contradictory and evasive about how he treated he treated Annie, how he acts as if he’s being falsely persecuted by her friends, and how he intimated she was a whore, while pretending he didn’t want to say disrespectful things about her — i.e., that she was a certain “type of woman.” Even if he didn’t murder her, he’s not innocent, he has something to do with her terrible end.