Mayo Yukon RCMP investigate what they believe to be a double homicide

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Mayo RCMP announced that they are investigating the deaths of two people, believed to be homicides, in the community of Mayo on March 11th at approximately 9:13am.

The victims have been identified as 35-year-old Ben Symington and 22-year-old Michael Bennett, both from Whitehorse. Both men were fatally shot. RCMP said this is an active and early investigation and police will not be releasing other details at this time. Yukon RCMP Forensic Identification Services and Yukon Coroner’s Service are participating in the investigation. 

Police are asking that the public avoid the area of Future Road and that only local traffic attend the C6 Subdivision in Mayo while the investigation is taking place. Anyone with information about this investigation is encouraged to contact Yukon RCMP at 867-667-5555.