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Suspect arrested after woman found deceased in submerged truck

Bryan Janvier was found and arrested in Cold Lake, Alta.
Bryan Janvier of Dillon will appear in court Sept. 29.

DILLON — RCMP have arrested Bryan Janvier of Dillon who was being sought after the body of a woman was recovered from Beaver River recently.

Saskatchewan RCMP say that on Sept. 24, Cold Lake RCMP located and arrested Bryan Janvier at a residence on Cold Lake First Nation. The RCMP had issued a news release Sept. 22 stating they were looking for Janvier. Meadow Lake RCMP thanks the public for their assistance.

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.

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