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Update – 25 year old BC man shot to death in Porter Creek Yukon

Whitehorse RCMP responded to a reported shooting in Porter Creek, at the area of Alaska Highway and Wann Road on September 20th at approximately 6:40pm.

Police said two vehicles were involved in the incident. Police said the vehicle driven by the victim was in close proximity to what they believe was a red pick up truck. The person in the red truck fired several times injuring the driver of the other vehicle, before fleeing the scene.

The 25 year old victim was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries on September 21st.

Update October 8th
Police have identified the victim as Mohamed Nagiel Saddek Nagem 25. No arrests have been made at this time. Investigators are urging any witnesses to contact police at 667-5555, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


Clayton Benoit death deemed a homicide in Whitehorse

Police said 51 year old Clayton Benoit was rushed to Whitehorse General Hospital by Emergency Medical Services on August 30th at around 11:30am.

Police said Benoit died later that day as a result of his injuries.

An autopsy conducted on September 5th in Vancouver revealed the death of Benoit to be a homicide. Police have not released the cause of death at this time.

Anyone with information Mr. Benoit’s activities or whereabouts in the days leading up to his death is asked to please contact the RCMP at 867-667-5555.

Update – Police believe the man found in the Yukon River was murdered

Yukon RCMP are investigating the death of Wilfred Charlie 57, after students at a learning camp found the body in the Yukon River, near Fort Selkirk on July 5th.

The autopsy conducted on July 7th has lead investigators to believe Charlie was a victim of homicide. Charlie was last seen near his Carmack’s area home on June 19th.

Mario Rueben Skookum 25, was arrested on October 5th and charged with first-degree murder in relation to the death of Wilfred Charlie. Police said Tyler Aaron Skookum 27, was arrested in September and charged with the lesser charge of second-degree murder.

If you have any information regarding this case please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477

Adam Cormack found dead near the Alaska Highway

Yukon RCMP were called to the Alaska Highway west of Ibex Valley on June 28th just before 6:30pm on report of a body.

Police have identified the victim as 25 year old Adam Cormack of Whitehorse. The cause of death has not been released at this time.

Edward James Penner, 20, is facing a first degree murder charge in connection to the death.

Antone with information in relation to the homicide is asked to contact RCMP investigators at 867-667-5555