Update: Spiritwood RCMP – suspicious death investigation

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Update: Spiritwood RCMP – suspicious death investigation

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 202126 Views

September 20, 2021

On September 17, 2021 at approximately 8:30 a.m., Spiritwood RCMP received a report that a male had been shot at a residence on Pelican Lake First Nation.

Officers and EMS responded. A 54-year-old man from Golden, B.C. was declared deceased at the scene. His family has been notified.

Saskatchewan RCMP’s Major Crime Unit North is investigating with the assistance of Spiritwood RCMP and the Prince Albert Forensic Identification Section. As a result of investigation, Walter Jack Abbott of Pelican Lake First Nation was arrested on September 17. He has been charged with one count of second degree murder, Section 235(1), Criminal Code. The victim and the accused are known to one another.

Abbott will make his first court appearance on September 20, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. in North Battleford Provincial Court.

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Backgrounder

On September 17, 2021 at approximately 8:30 a.m., Spiritwood RCMP received a report of a deceased adult male located at a residence on Pelican Lake First Nation.

Saskatchewan RCMP’s Major Crime Unit North and Prince Albert Forensic Identification Section are now investigating. There is no risk to public safety.

This investigation is in its early stages and updates will be provided as they become available.

NT5

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