Kluane’s Donjek route reopens after more bones found

An intense search has turned up more bones related to human remains discovered last fall in Kluane National Park. Now the bones are being sent for forensic identification, and the park's Donjek route is being re-opened to the public.
A view of the area in Kluane National Park where searchers spent three days last week looking for human remains. The bones have yet to be formally identified, but RCMP have confirmed that a backpack and camping gear found near the area included ID that belonged to Till Moritz Gerull, a German man who went missing in Yukon in 2011. (Courtesy of Yukon RCMP)

An intense search has turned up more bones related to human remains discovered last fall in Kluane National Park.

RCMP believe the bones belong to a single individual. The coroner's office has ordered DNA and forensic dentistry exams on the bone to make a conclusive identification.

Police have confirmed that a backpack and camping gear found near the area included ID belonging to Till Moritz Gerull, a German man who went missing in Yukon in 2011.

Last week, about 30 people took park in a three-day search that scoured a square kilometre of land where the Hoge Creek meets the Donjek River. The searchers included people from the RCMP, the coroner’s office, Parks Canada and Whitehorse and Kluane search and rescue.

Parts of Kluane’s popular Donjek route were closed to the public while the search was underway.

Parks officials say those areas are being re-opened.