Yukon RCMP Major Crime Unit investigating homicide of B.C. male in Whitehorse, YT

Whitehorse, Yukon – 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. 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.

51-year-old Chad Oliver McGill
51-year-old Chad Oliver McGill

The victim has been identified as 41 year old James Richard AIKENS (Rick), from British Columbia. Further details will not be released at this time.

Anyone with information about the homicide or whereabouts of Chad McGill is asked to contact their local police or call directly to the M Division Major Crime Unit or Historical Case Unit at 867-667-5500, or email at [email protected]

Yukon RCMP

BACKGROUND

Suspicious Sudden death investigation in Whitehorse, YT

August 31, 2022

Whitehorse, Yukon – Yukon RCMP Major Crime Unit (MCU) are investigating a suspicious death in Whitehorse, Yukon.

On Saturday, August 27, 2022, at around 9:00 pm, Whitehorse RCMP attended a call, where they found a deceased male on a rural property north of Whitehorse. The RCMP Major Crime Unit, Forensic Identification Services and Yukon Coroner’s Service are participating in the investigation. A post mortem examination has been scheduled.

The investigation is ongoing, and an update will be provided when further details can be released.

BACKGROUND

The Yukon RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance in locating 51-year-old Chad Oliver McGill

August 30, 2022

Whitehorse, Yukon – Chad McGill was last seen in his vehicle in the Whitehorse area between August 24 and 26, 2022. His vehicle is described as a 2019 red Kia Stinger, British Columbia licence plate PB551E.

On August 26 at approximately 5:45 p.m. Chad McGill’s vehicle was found abandoned parked facing east bound on the Alaska Highway, between kilometers 1474 and 1476, just east of the Kluane Wagon Road. It is believed the car stayed at that location until it was towed on August 27. Chad McGill was not with the vehicle and his whereabouts are unknown.

The police have recovered Chad McGill’s vehicle. Chad McGill has not been found and there is concern for his wellbeing.

Description of Chad Oliver McGill:

Caucasian

51 years

6-foot (183 cm)

260 lbs (118 kg)

blonde hair

blue eyes

metal prosthetic limb – left leg

51-year-old Chad Oliver McGill
51-year-old Chad Oliver McGill
2019 red Kia Stinger
2019 red Kia Stinger

Police want to speak with anyone with information on the whereabouts of Chad Oliver McGill, or who observed his vehicle in the Whitehorse area between August 24 and 27, 2022. The investigators involved also want to follow up with anyone who may have picked up McGill, or observed someone matching his description on the Alaska Highway. Please contact local police or call directly to M Division Historical Case Unit at 867-667-5500, or email at [email protected]

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