Yukon murder suspect Michael MacPherson turns himself in
RCMP on Vancouver Island to return him to Whitehorse to face charges
Yukon murder suspect Michael MacPherson turned himself in to RCMP on Vancouver Island Friday.
MacPherson has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of Tanner Sinclair, 27.
He turned himself in to the West Shore RCMP detachment during the noon hour. He will be brought back to Yukon to face charges.
Whitehorse RCMP had suspected MacPherson could be headed to B.C. or Saskatchewan.
Whitehorse RCMP Cpl. Dean Hoogland says Yukon police don't yet know the circumstances of MacPherson's surrender in B.C.
"The job now, once we get him back here, is to interview him, find out his side of what occurred," he said. "At the same time, we encourage the public, if they have any information in this incident, to please call in."
Sinclair was found with stab wounds on Lazulite Drive in Whitehorse's Copper Ridge neighbourhood in the early hours of July 15. He died later in hospital.
Police have been looking for Macpherson for more than a week. A warrant was issued for his arrest July 15.