Body found in lake near Norman Wells is that of missing man Darren Whiteman

Darren Whiteman from his Facebook page

The Chief Coroner of the Northwest Territories has confirmed that a body found last month in Lennie Lake, about 35 kilometres north of Norman Wells, is that of Darren Whiteman.

The 20-year-old man had been reported missing last fall after having last been seen at his family’s cabin on Lennie Lake in September.

Chief coroner Cathy Menard says an autopsy has been completed but a cause of death has yet to be officially confirmed.

Anyone with information on this tragic death is asked to call Norman Wells RCMP at 587-1111, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, (click on “submit a web tip”) or text: nwtnutips to 274637.

CKLB extends condolences to Mr. Whiteman’s friends and family.

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John McFadden
John has been in the broadcast journalism industry since the 1980s. He has been a reporter in Yellowknife since 2012 and joined CKLB in January of 2018. John covers the crime and court beat as well as reporting on other areas including politics, business, entertainment and sports. He won seven national community newspaper awards while he was a journalist with Northern News Services Limited (NNSL). John worked in Ontario before coming North including stints as a TV sportscaster in Peterborough and senior news writer for CBC and CTV in downtown Toronto.