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Body of Prince Albert woman discovered at Maymont

Anyone who has information on the suspicious death of Wendy Bird is asked to contact police.
Traffic was restricted on Highway 16 for approximately six hours Sunday.

MAYMONT — RCMP have released information that traffic was blocked Sunday near Maymont due to the discovery of a deceased person and the investigation that was taking place around it.

The deceased has been identified as 24-year-old Wendy Bird from Prince Albert. Based on preliminary investigation, her death is considered suspicious and Saskatchewan RCMP Major Crimes is investigating. RCMP are releasing the victim’s name to assist with furthering the ongoing investigation.

Wendy Bird’s next of kin has been notified. An autopsy will take place on Oct. 18.

Anyone who has information about Wendy Bird’s whereabouts from Friday, Oct. 14, to the morning of Oct. 16, or who witnessed any suspicious activity on Highway 16 near Maymont through the evening hours Oct. 15-16, is encouraged to contact police. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Also assisting with this investigation are the Saskatoon and North Battleford RCMP General Investigation Sections, Saskatoon RCMP Forensic Identification Section and the Saskatchewan Coroner’s Service.

The report of the body’s discovery was originally reported to Warman RCMP on Oct. 16 shortly after 8 a.m. Traffic was restricted on Highway 16 for approximately six hours in relation to this investigation, but has since been opened.

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