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Pelly Crossing man’s body found here

Yukon coroner Kirsten Macdonald has identified a man found dead beside Two Mile Monday afternoon as 33-year-old Robin Sam of Pelly Crossing.

By Chuck Tobin on January 14, 2014 at 2:54 pm

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SCENE OF DISCOVERY – RCMP work late Monday afternoon at the scene where a body was found on the south side of Two Mile Hill.

Yukon coroner Kirsten Macdonald has identified a man found dead beside Two Mile Monday afternoon as 33-year-old Robin Sam of Pelly Crossing.

Macdonald said today the cause of death is unknown.

The body will have to be sent south for an autopsy and a toxicology assessment.

There are no physical signs of violence, she said.

“It was cold out,” she noted. The temperature was in the -20s C Monday before rising overnight.

Whitehorse RCMP Const. Dean Hoogland said this morning the matter is still under investigation pending the results of the coroner’s continued work.

“At this time, there is no indication foul play was involved, and there was no indication of violence around the scene,” Hoogland said.

He said the body was found by a couple along the walking trail on the south side of Two Mile at 3:18.

The couple called the RCMP and indicated the man was unresponsive.

The RCMP had been asked last Friday by another government agency to help locate Sam, who had left an appointment but did not return, said Hoogland.

By Chuck Tobin
Star Reporter

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Pearl Wainewright

Jan 14, 2014 at 7:46 pm

Rest in Peace Robin.

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