Family of Whitehorse murder victim asks for the public’s help

The family of a Whitehorse murder victim is asking anyone with information to come forward. The Yukon RCMP’s major crime unit put out a statement this morning asking for more help investigating the murder of Allan Waugh.

The family of a Whitehorse murder victim is asking anyone with information to come forward.

The Yukon RCMP’s major crime unit put out a statement this morning asking for more help investigating the murder of Allan Waugh from earlier this year.

On May 30 at 7:35 a.m. police were called to Waugh’s home on McCrimmon Crescent where the 69-year-old was found dead.

Police are looking for anyone with information about what happened, or anyone who witnessed activity in the area of McCrimmon Crescent between May 29 and May 30, to call police.

The Kwanlin Dun First Nation is doing its part to encourage people to come forward. People with information can also contact the First Nation’s director of justice, Jeanie Dendys, at (867) 334-1803.

“The death of Mr. Waugh has been difficult for his family and the community,” the police said in a statement.

“RCMP would like to thank those community members, and more specifically members from the community of Kwanlin Dun First Nation that have come forward with information since May. Major crime investigators continue to follow up on all leads.”

Still, officers say they believe some people who have information have not come forward.

“The family of Allan Waugh ask that those individuals search their heart and conscience,” the statement said.

Sgt. Mark London with the major crimes unit said there are several reasons a person might not want to come forward.

“These people that haven’t come forward, they’re either in a position where they fear reprisal or don’t necessarily want to be involved. Sometimes they think that we know things already and don’t need to hear from them.”

London said the fear of reprisal or the fear of being seen as “sticking their nose where they don’t belong” is common in small communities across the country.

He encouraged people to do the right thing.

“This is a very serious matter that has a direct effect on the family and an indirect and a direct effect on the community as a whole,” he said.

“This is something that people really have to take a look at themselves, and dig deep, and do the right thing. Which is to contact us and provide that information to us.”

London said he would always prefer people to come forward and provide their names. But that doesn’t mean they would turn away anonymous information.

Contact Ashley Joannou at ashleyj@yukon-news.com

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