Death of woman found in medical distress in Whitehorse under investigation: RCMP

An RCMP cruiser in Yellowknife on July 30, 2021. Police in Whitehorse say they're investigating the sudden death of a 27-year-old woman who was found in medical distress late Friday evening. (Liny Lamberink/CBC - image credit)
An RCMP cruiser in Yellowknife on July 30, 2021. Police in Whitehorse say they're investigating the sudden death of a 27-year-old woman who was found in medical distress late Friday evening. (Liny Lamberink/CBC - image credit)

An investigation is underway after police say a 27-year-old woman died suddenly in Whitehorse.

Officers responded to reports of a woman in medical distress in the downtown area at around 11:42 p.m., the RCMP said in a media statement. She was later pronounced dead.

Police said they're investigating what happened alongside the Yukon Coroner's Service.

There are no public safety concerns, said police.

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