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Update: Arrest warrant issued after woman found deceased in submerged truck

Bryan Janvier has connections to the Dillon and Cold Lake, Alta., areas, but his current whereabouts are unknown.
Meadow Lake RCMP are looking for 36-year-old Bryan Janvier of Dillon.

DILLON — Update: Saskatchewan RCMP say that on Sept. 24, Cold Lake RCMP located and arrested Bryan Janvier at a residence on Cold Lake First Nation. He will appear in Meadow Lake Provincial Court on Sept 29. Meadow Lake RCMP thanks the public for their assistance.

Original release: RCMP have a warrant to arrest Bryan Janvier of Dillon after the body of a woman was recovered from Beaver River recently.

On Aug. 24 at approximately 6 p.m., Meadow Lake RCMP received a report of a vehicle submerged in the Beaver River off of Highway 903.

When police officers arrived at the scene, an adult male was standing on top of the submerged vehicle. He was transported to hospital with injuries.

With the assistance of heavy equipment operators, a truck was later removed from the Beaver River and a 20-year-old woman from the Dillon area was located deceased inside.

Officers also located and seized a loaded handgun from the truck.

Saskatchewan RCMP’s Collision Reconstruction and Meadow Lake General Investigation Section continued to investigate with the assistance of Meadow Lake RCMP and charged 36-year-old Bryan Janvier of Dillon with:

  • dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death;
  • operation while impaired;
  • operation while impaired over 80 mg causing death;
  • possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle;
  • unsafe storage of a firearm;
  • possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose;
  • unauthorized possession of a firearm;
  • possession of a firearm/prohibited weapon when knowing possession authorized;
  • possession of a firearm with ammunition without license/registration.

A warrant has been issued for Janvier’s arrest. Investigators are actively trying to locate him and ask members of the public to report information on his whereabouts.

Janvier is described as approximately six foot one 220 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes. He has a tattoo on his cheek and is missing a front tooth.

He has connections to the Dillon and Cold Lake, Alta., areas, but his current whereabouts are unknown.

If you see Bryan Janvier, do not approach him. Report sightings or information on his whereabouts to your local police service immediately. Information can also be submitted anonymously by contacting Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or

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