Human remains located in Long Lake area of Whitehorse, Yukon – UPDATED

Whitehorse, Yukon – Partial human remains were located in the Long Lake area of Whitehorse on the morning of Wednesday, May 13th, 2020. The Yukon Coroner’s Service has identified the remains as missing person Roy Thomas Jackson, who was last seen on September 13th, 2020.

We extend our condolences to Roy’s family and friends during this difficult time.

RCMP investigators conducted extensive searches, and will be continuing their investigation and facilitating further searches in the area. We continue to work closely with the Yukon Coroner’s Service in this investigation.

If you have any information about the disappearance of Mr. Jackson, please contact Whitehorse RCMP at 867-667-5555 or the office of Yukon’s Chief Coroner.

BACKGROUND

Whitehorse, Yukon – Partial human remains were located in the Long Lake area of Whitehorse on the morning of Wednesday, May 13th, 2020. The identity of the deceased, including gender and age, are unknown at this time.

RCMP investigators, assisted by Yukon Search and Rescue, conducted a ground search of the area yesterday, May 13th. Additional searches are anticipated in the coming days.

Until further notice, RCMP are requesting that the public avoid the Long Lake area, specifically the Long Lake Heights trail/Upper Long Lake trail, until these searches are completed.

RCMP investigators continue to work closely with the Yukon Coroner’s Service on this investigation.

BACKGROUND

Whitehorse, Yukon – Human remains were located in the Long Lake area of Whitehorse the morning of Wednesday, May 13th, 2020.

Police are asking hikers and the public to avoid the Long Lake area over the next few days, as RCMP officers work to complete ground searches related to this investigation.

Human Remains
Human Remains

RCMP investigators are working closely with the Yukon Coroner’s Service on this investigation.

More information will be released when possible.

Yukon RCMP



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