On Jan. 1 at approximately 5 p.m., Saskatchewan RCMP received the report of a deceased, unidentified male located outside of a rural location in the RM of Frenchman Butte, east of St. Walburg.
Preliminary investigation has determined the death of the male to be suspicious in nature.
A number of specialized RCMP teams have been deployed to the Turtleford detachment area to assist with the investigation. Officers are working diligently to identify the male and determine the circumstances that led to his death.
A two kilometre stretch along Township Road 542 in the RM of Frenchman Butte is blocked off for an undetermined amount of time and traffic is being re-routed as officers conduct the investigation. Motorists are asked to respect any roadblocks and directions given by the police officers on scene.
An autopsy has been ordered and will be taking place in the coming days. As the investigation is in the preliminary stages, there are no further details available at this time. Additional updates will be provided as soon as they become available.
If you have any information that would be helpful to the investigation, please call Turtleford RCMP at 306-845-4520. Information may also be submitted anonymously to Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submitting a tip online at www.saskcrimestoppers.com.