Grandson charged in death of 69-year old Saskatchewan man

FILLMORE, Sask. — Mounties in Saskatchewan have charged an 18-year-old in the death of his grandfather.

Fillmore RCMP say they received a silent 911 call on Tuesday and were able to track it to a rural residence.

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Officers found the 18-year old wandering around the farmyard near Fillmore, southeast of Regina.

They discovered the body of a 69-year-old man a short distance away.

The teen was arrested and charged with first-degree murder and indignity to human remains.

Police say he had been living with his grandfather.

The accused was to appear in Estevan provincial court Thursday by phone.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 2, 2020

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