The death of a cab driver yesterday morning has been confirmed as a murder. Northwest Territories RCMP has announced the crime as a murder in a press release on Tuesday, November 20th along with a name of a teen charged in the case.
Eighteen-year-old Elias Schiller of Yellowknife has been charged with murder and is now in custody. His next court date is Friday, November 23rd, 2018 in Yellowknife.
RCMP continues to investigate with the help of forensics, police dog services and coroner services. Marie York-Condon of RCMP Media Relations says in the meantime, the public is safe.
“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” states Marie York-Condon, NT RCMP Media Relations.
The 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. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Yellowknife RCMP at 867-669-1111 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.