ONION LAKE - RCMP Major Crimes has taken over the investigation into the 17-year-old boy whose body was found wrapped in plastic on Onion Lake Cree Nation Oct. 8.
“Due to the serious nature of the incident, Onion Lake RCMP contacted the RCMP Major Crime Unit-South, who now lead this investigation with the continued assistance of the detachment and North Battleford Forensic Identification Section,” said a spokesperson from RCMP Media Relations in Regina today.
Police say that on Oct. 8 at about noon, Onion Lake RCMP received a report of an injured person located in a rural area near Pipestone Creek Road on Onion Lake First Nation. The 17-year-old from the Onion Lake area was transported to hospital with serious injuries.
The initial RCMP investigation has determined the location where the youth was found is not the location where he was injured.
Investigators are seeking any information from the public about suspicious persons or activity in the area of Pipestone Creek Road on Onion Lake Cree Nation and Highway #797 between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and noon on Friday, Oct. 8, 2021.
Police say that even if you feel the information you have is not significant, please call and report it to police.
Anyone with information on this incident can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Crime Stoppers offers up to $2000 for information and tips relating to a crime in Saskatchewan.
You can also contact Onion Lake RCMP at 306-344-5550, call 310-RCMP or 911 in an emergency.
Onion Lake Cree Nation declared a state of emergency in January 2020 after a string of gang-related violence hit the nation. There were three murders on OLCN in as many months.
OLCN has three townships spanning 188,000 acres and is on the Saskatchewan-Alberta border about 50 kilometres north of Lloydminster, Sask.