RCMP in Fort McPherson, N.W.T., found a person dead on the Dempster Highway west of the community Monday night.

RCMP officers responded around 7 p.m. to a report of a possible motor vehicle fatality on the Dempster Highway 36 kilometres west of Fort McPherson near the Midway airstrip.

Officers and the coroner arrived to find a body located outside a vehicle.

Police are not releasing the name of the deceased, awaiting confirmation of identity.

They say the death is not considered to be suspicious and the investigation has been turned over to the N.W.T. coroner's office.