Police in Yellowknife say a body has been discovered among woods in the city’s Twin Pine Hill area.

In a news release, RCMP said: “On Wednesday, May 9th at approximately 9:05 am, Yellowknife RCMP responded to a complaint of a possible sudden death in a wooded area between 44th Street and School Draw Avenue.

“RCMP officers attended the location and were able to confirm the presence of a deceased person. RCMP conducted interviews with residents in the area and are assisting the NWT Coroner Service with the investigation.”

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A local resident contacted Cabin Radio to report seeing RCMP escorting a body from the scene.

“Upon arriving home yesterday at approximately 3:40pm, I witnessed what appeared to be several RCMP carrying with what appeared to be a body in a basket stretcher,” the resident told us.

Police are asking anyone with information about what happened to contact Yellowknife RCMP at 867-669-1111 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.