Second arrest in Whitehorse homicide investigation

February 13, 2023
Whitehorse, Yukon

News release

A 17-year-old person has been charged with first-degree murder following the death of 35-year-old Aaron Smarch on February 2, 2023.

This is the second person to be charged in connection to this incident.

Under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, the person cannot be identified. They made their first court appearance on February 9, 2023, in Whitehorse.

The investigation is ongoing and the RCMP continue to ask that anyone with information about the incident contact the Whitehorse RCMP Major Crime Unit at 867-667-5551.

The Yukon RCMP continues to share our condolences with the family and friends of Aaron Smarch, and appreciate the engagement from those who have assisted in this investigation.


Contact information

Yukon RCMP

File number: 2023148856

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