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Saskatoon police rule suspicious death over weekend a homicide

The victim has been identified as 33-year-old David Dustyhorn of Saskatoon.

SASKATOON – Update: Saskatoon police are investigating the death of a 33-year-old man over the weekend as a homicide and ruled the victim as David Dustyhorn of Saskatoon. He is the city's fourth homicide victim in 2023. 

Police say they arrested a 33-year-old woman in the area but later released her from custody. 

Original story: Saskatoon police are investigating a suspicious death after a 33-year-old man was found injured Saturday night. He was taken to Royal University Hospital where he later died.

On May 27, at approximately 8:30 p.m., police were called to a home in the 100 block of Confederation Place for a report of an injured man. When they arrived, they found  an injured man.

A 76-year-old man told Sunday morning that when he was walking his dog late Saturday evening he saw someone lying on the lawn and several police officers were there. He said that he has lived in the neighbourhood for 50 years and has never seen a suspicious death in the area, adding that there's lots of break and enters and petty crime.

"This doesn't help if you want to sell your house," he said. 

Likewise, a man who has lived in the neighbourhood for four-and-a-half years said he was surprised there was a suspicious death in the apartment building, adding that it has been a quiet neighbourhood. 

Members of the Major Crimes Section and Forensic Identification Section are investigating. Members of Saskatoon police patrol remain on scene. Police say further information will be released as the investigation continues.

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