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Missing man near Ross River

Gerald Erlinger. Photo supplied by RCMP.

Updated: 45-year-old Gerald Erlinger was last spotted early Monday morning near a campground on the Campbell Highway and police now say his body has been located.

Yukon RCMP are now confirming a man reporting missing near Ross River has been found dead.

Police say 45-year-old Gerald Erlinger was reported missing on Monday morning. He was last spotted near the Lapie Canyon Campground on the Robert Campbell Highway.

RCMP say his body was located, and criminality is not suspected.

The Yukon Coroner's Service is now investigating.

Chief Coroner Heather Jones says Erlinger was from Faro. She says the body was located approximately 4.5 kilometres from the Lapie River bridge, close to the Pelly River. 

The area has a series of steep cliffs and there's even a warning posted on the territorial government's campground page about the rugged terrain.

(updated with location and Faro residency at 11:17 a.m.)


Police in central Yukon are looking for a missing person.

Ross River and Faro RCMP say 45-year-old Gerald Erlinger was last seen near the Lapie Canyon Campground on the Robert Campbell Highway early Monday morning.

Police are concerned for his well being.

Erlinger is described as caucasian, just over six feet tall, with a medium build, long scruffy blond hair, blue eyes, and a thick Austrian accent.

He may also have a goatee or a short beard.

You can contact Ross River RCMP if you have any information.

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