Body found in Whitehorse trailer fire
The remains of a person have been found in a burnt-out construction trailer outside Whitehorse over the weekend.
Whitehorse RCMP say firefighters received a call Sunday around 6:55 a.m. PT about a fire at the Norcope Enterprises gravel pit, about three kilometres south of Whitehorse on the Copper Haul Road.
The trailer was fully engulfed in flames by the time fire crews arrived, according to police. After the blaze was extinguished, firefighters found human remains in the wreckage.
Police are waiting for autopsy results to confirm the deceased person's identity, Sgt. Don Rogers told CBC News.
"We know who was supposed to be living there and [we] simply are following up for the autopsy results to confirm who the deceased is," Rogers said Tuesday.
"The person was there in a caretaker role and supposed to be living there."
Rogers said the death is deemed to be suspicious at this time.
The RCMP's major crimes unit and the Yukon's fire marshal are trying to determine how the fire started. The Yukon coroner's office is also investigating.
Police are asking for public assistance from anyone who may have seen anything related to the fire.