Yukon RCMP opens homicide investigation into B.C. man's death


The death of a man near Whitehorse last month is now being investigated as a homicide, and could be linked to a missing-persons investigation.

Yukon RCMP said Wednesday the body — which was found on a rural property north of Whitehorse on Aug. 27 — belonged to James Richard Aikens, 41, from B.C.

The death was originally deemed suspicious. As a result of the autopsy, police say they have now opened a homicide investigation.

RCMP are not saying what led to Aikens’ death.

Investigators with the Yukon RCMP’s major crime unit suspect there’s a relationship between the homicide investigation and the disappearance of Chad Oliver McGill, who was reported missing on Aug. 30.


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