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Remains of person pulled from river in Saddle Lake deemed homicide

Alberta RCMP Major Crimes is investigating the death of a person found in the North Saskatchewan River on Saddle Lake Cree Nation. The death has already been deemed a homicide by the office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
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SADDLE LAKE – The remains of an unidentified person were found in the North Saskatchewan River near Saddle Lake Cree Nation last week. Alberta RCMP have released that the death is considered a homicide. 

St. Paul RCMP received a report that human remains were found in the river near Saddle Lake Cree Nation on May 20.  

The deceased individual was then transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Edmonton. The death has since been deemed a homicide, according to an RCMP release. 

The Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit has now taken over the investigation. 

While police say the identity of the deceased is known, it will not be released at this time. 

Additionally, no information on the age, gender or cause of death of the deceased person has been released by law enforcement.  

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the St. Paul RCMP at 780-645-8888.   

If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at or by using the "P3 Tips" app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store. To report crime online, or for access to RCMP news and information, download the Alberta RCMP app through Apple or Google Play.

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