RCMP have confirmed they have found the remains of Fort McPherson Elder Paul Koe following a search and rescue operation that began Sept. 7.
Koe was found in the evening of Sept. 8 in the area of the Dry River and Peel Channel. A cause of death has not been determined however police do not believe his death was the result of anything criminal.
He was reported missing at around 2:20 p.m, on Monday, Sept. 7.
A coroner’s investigation is being conducted however no autopsy is planned at this time.
Inuvik Drum and Fort McPherson RCMP both express their thoughts and sympathy for the families and friends of Paul Koe during this difficult time. RCMP also expressed thanks to the community for their assistance.