Body found of 45-year-old man reported missing in Yukon: RCMP
Ross River and Faro RCMP reported that Gerald Erlinger was missing on Monday
Ross River and Faro RCMP say they found the body of a man who was reported missing Monday.
On Monday evening, RCMP reported that 45-year-old Gerald Erlinger was last seen near the Lapie River Campground on the Robert Campbell Highway early Monday morning. Police said they were concerned for Erlinger's well-being at the time.
"Criminality is not suspected in his death," say RCMP in a press release issued Tuesday.
The body was found in the Lapie River near Ross River, Yukon, Heather Jones, Yukon's chief coroner, said in a statement Tuesday. The body was about 4.5 kilometres from the Lapie River bridge, close to the Pelly River.
Jones said the coroner's service was notified about the body at 9 p.m. on Monday and that Erlinger had been reported missing that morning.
The Yukon coroner's service is investigating with the help of Ross River RCMP, she said.