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Police say it’s murder, arrest teen over YK cab driver death

A file photo of Yellowknife's RCMP detachment
A file photo of Yellowknife's RCMP detachment. Sarah Pruys/Cabin Radio

RCMP charged an 18-year-old with murder on Tuesday, one day after a cab driver was found collapsed in his vehicle outside Yellowknife’s hospital.

Elias Schiller, a Yellowknife resident, is the teenager charged.

The male City Cab driver, who has still to be identified, was pronounced dead shortly after being taken from his vehicle into Stanton Territorial Hospital early on Monday morning.

How the driver came to be found unconscious outside the hospital, inside his own vehicle, has still to be determined. Police have appealed for anyone with information to come forward.



Schiller is due in court on Friday, November 23.

RCMP did not elaborate on the circumstances of the alleged murder in Tuesday’s news release, saying their investigation remained in its “early stages.”

“We’d like to assure the citizens of Yellowknife and the community of taxi drivers that we have apprehended the suspect and there is no public safety risk at this time,” said RCMP spokesperson Marie York-Condon in the news release.

If you saw anything suspicious early on Monday morning in the areas of Wilkinson Crescent, Fraser Arms West or East, or the Stanton Territorial Hospital emergency entrance, police ask you to contact Yellowknife RCMP at 867-669-1111 or Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1-800-222-TIPS.