Yellowknife

Coroner identifies person found near Yellowknife’s Taylor Road


The NWT’s coroner service on Thursday published the identity of the person whose body was discovered in a wooded area near Yellowknife’s Taylor Road a day earlier.

Staff from the coroner service and RCMP had recovered the body shortly before noon on Wednesday after a report from a member of the public earlier that morning.

“Mr Tyler Mitchell, 34, of Yellowknife has been identified,” the territory’s coroner service said in a brief statement published on Thursday.

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What happened to Tyler is not yet clear. Procedurally, the coroner service publicly identifies those who have passed away only once family have been notified.

“The coroner service has ordered a post-mortem examination. The investigation is ongoing with the assistance of the RCMP,” the statement read.

“The coroner service extends sincere condolences to the family and friends of Tyler Mitchell.”

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