First degree murder charges laid in Pelly Crossing homicide

Pelly Crossing, Yukon – On May 16th, 2019, investigators from Yukon RCMP’s Major Crimes Unit arrested and charged two Pelly Crossing women with first degree murder, in connection to the December 2017 death of 37-year-old Derek Edwards of Pelly Crossing.

Charabelle Maureen Silverfox, 27 years old, and Lynzee Harriott Silverfox, 21 years old, are currently in custody and scheduled to appear in Whitehorse Territorial Court on Friday, May 17th, 2019.

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Homicide investigations are lengthy and complex. The charges laid in this investigation are the result of 18 months of work by Major Crimes Unit investigators, with assistance from support units within the Yukon RCMP, as well as other RCMP divisions, including Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan.

The RCMP wishes to thank the family of Mr. Edwards, Selkirk First Nation and the community of Pelly Crossing for their patience and support while we worked to bring this investigation to the point it has reached today.

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