Police officers on Wednesday morning recovered a body from a lightly wooded area in the vicinity of Yellowknife’s Taylor Road.
The NWT’s chief coroner, Cathy Menard, confirmed a team from her office had attended the scene, on the Con Mine side of Taylor Road a short walk from École Allain St-Cyr.
Officers were seen bringing a body on an orange stretcher up to a vehicle at around 11:30am on Wednesday.
In a statement, RCMP spokesperson Julie Plourde said a member of the public had walked into the Yellowknife detachment shortly before 9am “to advise that a deceased person was located in the wooded area off Taylor Road, about 200 metres in the bush.
“RCMP members attended the site and located the body,” Plourde wrote.
“Preliminary evidence confirms that nothing suspicious happened and no foul play is suspected.”
Plourde said police believed the person in question had not previously been reported missing. (A 60-year-old woman, Sladjana Petrovic, has been the subject of a high-profile missing persons campaign in the city. She was last seen in late December.)
No other information has yet been made public regarding the identity of the person recovered.
Emelie Peacock and Sarah Pruys contributed reporting.