MEDIA ADVISORY

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Head Veterinarian Dr. Cristina Hansen stated that late yesterday evening, Joker, a five-year-old male dog on Misha Wiljes’ team died approximately three miles outside of Central. Wiljes carried Joker into the Central checkpoint in her sled.

The Yukon Quest will conduct a preliminary necropsy within two days at which time more information will be released.