| Updated | Statement: RCMP investigating single body discovered north of Duck Lake

For Immediate Release

February 3, 2017

Beardy’s & Okemasis First Nation, Treaty 6 – Council released the following statement(s) today on the on-going RCMP investigation into a body discovered north of Duck Lake:

Update 2 (5:20pm, February 4, 2017)

A Beardy’s & Okemasis First Nation Band Member has been charged with Second Degree Murder. Saskatchewan RCMP will be releasing details shortly.

– Councillor Kevin Seesequasis

Update 1 (4:40pm, February 4, 2017):

I just received a briefing from the Rosthern RCMP Detachment Commander.

  1. The victim is not from the Beardy’s & Okemasis First Nation. The RCMP will be releasing that information later.
  2. One individual is in custody but has not been charged.
  3. There was NO second body discovered.
  4. The RCMP anticipate the landfill will be available for use soon.
  5. The RCMP feel this incident is not gang-related.
  6. The RCMP reiterated that this is an isolated incident and there is no immediate threat to residents of the Beardy’s & Okemasis First Nation or the Town of Duck Lake.

Additional information may be provide at a later time/date if the situation warrants.

– Councillor Kevin Seesequasis

Original Statement:

“At 4:30pm today, Councillors Jeremy Seeseequasis and Kevin Seesequasis received a briefing from the Commander of the RCMP Detachment in Rosthern and can confirm that a single body was discovered north of Duck Lake this morning as media reports have indicated.

At this time, the RCMP believe this to be an isolated incident and do not believe there is an immediate threat to members of the Beardy’s & Okemasis First Nation or the Town of Duck Lake.

We cannot comment on the identity of the victim, nor can we comment the nature of the investigation, however, we wish to advise that community members should refrain from speculation.

Due to the nature of the incident, RCMP have also sealed off the Beardy’s & Okemasis First Nation landfill and access to community members is prohibited for the time being.”

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For more information, please contact:

Chief & Council Communications
306-467-4523  |  communications@beardysband.com

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