Searchers find body of missing man David Boyle

After nearly a month, the body of a missing Whitehorse man has been found. Police were notified Friday evening after two people found the white truck David Boyle had been driving when he went missing.

After nearly a month, the body of a missing Whitehorse man has been found.

Police were notified Friday evening after two people found the white truck David Boyle had been driving when he went missing.

The truck was found down an embankment near Jake’s Corner off the Alaska Highway.

“They were a couple of friends of Mr. Boyle’s and they had taken it upon themselves to do a search along the highway,” RCMP Const. Dean Hoogland said today.

Police say the truck had driven off the highway down a steep embankment and collided with several large trees, causing extensive damage.

It was partially camouflaged by trees and foliage that fell after the collision. 

Boyle, 53, was found dead just outside the vehicle. As for whether he was thrown from the vehicle or got out on his own and then collapsed, Hoogland said that is still under investigation.

Foul play is not suspected.

The area where the truck was found had been searched before, both by air and by road, but the fallen trees obstructed the view during aerial searches, police say.

Both the RCMP and Boyle’s family organized searches since he was first reported missing by his employer, Skookum Asphalt, on Sept. 3.

He was last seen on Aug. 30, at approximately 10 a.m. at his office.

The coroner has ordered an autopsy.

In an RCMP statement, Boyle’s family said they would like to “deeply thank everyone who was involved in the investigation and search.”

The police also thanked everyone who called in tips and offered their time and effort to the search.

Contact Ashley Joannou at ashleyj@yukon-news.com

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