The death of Shawn Johnnie in Whitehorse is being investigated as a homicide

Police say Shawn Johnnie, 39, of Whitehorse had been transported from Whitehorse General Hospital, to Vancouver hospital with severe injuries on September 12th. Mr Johnnie died of his injuries later that day.

An autopsy was conducted on September 14th, at Vancouver General Hospital. Autopsy results revealed the death of Johnnie was a homicide.

Anyone who may have seen or had contact with Mr. Johnnie in the days leading up to his death on September 12th, is asked to contact RCMP at 867-667-5555.

Update in the 2018 murder of Kevin Edward McGowan in Dawson City YT

RCMP said an autopsy took place in Vancouver on May 4th confirmed that the death of Kevin Edward McGowan, 41, was a homicide.

McGowan, who only just moved to Dawson City was found dead in the downtown area in the early hours of April 30. RCMP are not releasing the cause of death at this time.

Anyone with information related to McGowan’s death is asked to contact investigators at (867) 993-2677.

Update May 20th, 2021
Yukon RCMP Major Crime Unit and Historical Case Unit arrested Kane Morgan, 29, on May 18th in Dawson City and charged him with second-degree murder in relation to the death of Kevin McGowan.

Chelsey Tegan Bien dies after an assault in Whitehorse

Whitehorse police responded to report of an assault at a building on Lewes Boulevard around 12:30 am, on  February 26th.

Chelsey Tegan Bien, 25, of Kwanlin Dün First Nation died of her injuries. An autopsy was performed and revealed the cause of death to be a homicide.

Lynzee Harriott Silverfox, 20,  of Pelly Crossing was arrested by police on March 8th and charged with second degree murder.

Derek Edwards found dead in Pelly Crossing Yukon

The death of 37 year old Derek Edwards was reported to RCMP on December 13th. At first RCMP reported the death as suspicious, however an autopsy performed in Vancouver revealed the death of Edwards to be a homicide.

Aanybody with information about Edwards’s death to contact Pelly Crossing RCMP at (867) 537-2677

Update May 19, 2019
On May 16th 2019, Yukon RCMP arrested Charabelle Maureen Silverfox, 27, and Lynzee Harriott Silverfox, 21. Both women have been charged with first degree murder.

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.


Arrest made in Fort Good Hope Homicide

Fort Good Hope Police responded to report of an injured man on September 3rd in the Sahtu community. police said the man was victim to a fatal stabbing.

Colten McNeely 24 turned himself in and was charged with murder. McNeely was scheduled for September 7th.

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