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The territory has another homicide on its hands, the RCMP said Wednesday.
Late last month, police reported the discovery of a body in a rural area off the Mayo Road near Whitehorse.
The victim has been identified as James Richard Aikens, 41, from an area of British Columbia police did not specify.
“As a result of an autopsy, Yukon RCMP Major Crime Unit (MCU) investigators have determined that the suspicious death investigation previously reported on August 31, 2022 has now been deemed as a homicide,” police said. “The exact cause of death will not be released.
“At this time, it is also suspected that the homicide investigation is related to the missing persons investigation of Chad Oliver McGill reported on August 30, 2022.
“Mr. McGill has not been located and is still considered a missing person.”
Anyone with information about the homicide or McGill’s whereabouts is asked to contact their local police force or call directly to the M Division Major Crime Unit or Historical Case Unit at 667-5500, or email at MDIV_HCU@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.
“Further details will not be released at this time,” police said.
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