Jacques Perreault, a homeless man who had been reported missing by his family, has been found dead in a wooded area on Highway 3 outside Yellowknife.

Jacques Perreault

Jacques Perreault, who was last seen on Friday, has been found dead in a wooded area on Highway 3 outside Yellowknife. (Facebook)

RCMP were looking for Perreault after his family reported him missing. He had been staying at a cabin outside of the city.

He was last seen Friday night at a Yellowknife gas station. Family members say he was filling up jerry cans for a trip in the bush.

Perreault's body has been sent to Edmonton for an autopsy.

Police are assisting the N.W.T. Coroner's Office in the investigation.