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Yukon RCMP Major Crime Unit investigating homicide in Whitehorse

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As a result of an autopsy, Yukon RCMP Major Crime Unit (MCU) investigators have determined that a suspicious death investigation previously reported on August 31, 2022 is now considered a homicide. However, the exact cause of death will not be released according to a RCMP press release

On Saturday, August 27, 2022, at around 9:00 pm, Whitehorse RCMP discovered a deceased male on a rural property north of Whitehorse. The RCMP Major Crime Unit, Forensic Identification Services and Yukon Coroner’s Service are involved in the investigation.

The victim was identified as 41 year old James Richard Aikens (Rick), from British Columbia.

It is also suspected that the homicide investigation is related to another missing persons case, the disappearance of Chad Oliver McGill, age 51, reported on August 30, 2022

Chad Oliver McGill

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 license plate PB551E.

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, on August 26 at approximately 5:45 p.m.

Chad McGill was not with the vehicle, he has not been located and is still considered a missing person.

He is described as Caucasian, 51 years, 6-foot (183 cm), 260 lbs (118 kg), blonde hair, blue eyes, with a metal prosthetic limb – left leg

Chad McGill

Police want to speak with anyone with information on the whereabouts of Chad Oliver McGill, or who may have seen his vehicle in the Whitehorse area between August 24 and 27, 2022.

Investigators are also looking for information from anywone who may have picked up McGill, or observed someone matching his description on the Alaska Highway.

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

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