Bone fragments and other evidence have been discovered near Dettah, according to the RCMP.

A forensic examination has been ordered, with results often taking months or more than a year, depending on the type of analysis that is required. Police aren’t sure if the findings are related to 21-year-old Mark Lynn’s disappearance.

“RCMP are working with the NWT Coroner Service on identifying the origin of the bone fragments in determining if they are human or non-human origin,” said an RCMP press release.

Lynn has been missing since August 24, when he was last seen in the Lagoon area of Dettah.

Mark Lynn (courtesy of RCMP)

Mark Lynn (courtesy of RCMP)

The search has not yet provided any indication of where Lynn may be, and RCMP say they have no description of the clothing he was wearing.

Lynn is described as:

  • Aboriginal
  • 179 cm or 5’ 10”
  • 76 kg or 167 lbs
  • medium build
  • brown hair
  • brown eyes