RCMP charge Elias Schiller,18, with murder of Yellowknife taxi driver

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RCMP have charged 18-year-old Elias Schiller with the murder of a taxi driver found unconscious in the back seat of his cab at Stanton Territorial early Monday morning.

NWT Mounties are investigating with assistance from the Yellowknife RCMP detachment, forensic identification services, police dog services and the NWT coroner.

“While the investigation is still in 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 Marie York-Condon, NT RCMP Media Relations in a news release.

RCMP are still requesting the public’s assistance if anything suspicious was observed early Monday morning in the areas of Wilkinson Crescent, Fraser Arms West or East or the Stanton Territorial Hospital emergency entrance.

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