RCMP identify two women found dead in Whitehorse and say they are investigating

Kwanlin Dün First Nation hires safety officers to patrol streets

Police have confirmed the identities of two women found dead in Whitehorse and say the deaths are being investigated as homicides.

RCMP officers found Wendy Margaret Carlick, 51, and Sarah Macintosh, 53, at a residence in the McIntyre subdivision on April 19. 

Police say both women lived in Whitehorse and Macintosh was a member of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation.

A sacred fire was lit at the baseball diamond in the McIntyre subdivision to give people a place to grieve.

Whitehorse RCMP say both deaths are being treated as homicides, but they do not consider the public to be at risk.

Supports are available for Kwanlin Dün citizens and family members of the women. Anyone in need of counselling can call 867-336-0854.