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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 reported that Gerald Erlinger was missing on Monday

Gerald Erlinger was last seen near the Lapie River Campground on the Robert Campbell Highway early Monday morning, according to police. (Submitted by RCMP)

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.

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