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UPDATE: Suspect in Regina murder arrested by Saskatoon police

Regina police are looking for information about a suspect connected to the city's tenth homicide.
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Thomas Bodechon, 18, was arrested by Saskatoon Police on Monday.

REGINA — Update on Oct. 26, 7:50 p.m.: The suspect named in a Regina police homicide investigation was arrested in Saskatoon on Tuesday, during an investigation by Saskatoon Police Service members.

Thomas Bodechon was taken into custody by Saskatoon officers, after investigation into an armed robbery at a business on the 2600 block of Broadway Avenue on Oct. 22.

Staff at the business reported that two armed men had entered the store and demanded cash before fleeing the scene. Ensuing investigation by SPS led to a home on Rita Crescent, where members of the Guns and Gangs Unit and the Tactical Unit entered through the garage on Oct. 25.

Bodechon, a suspect then identified in the robbery investigation, was apprehended a few hours later after a fire was set inside the garage.

SPS later identified Bodechon as wanted by the Regina police for the alleged murder of Kade Neapetung, 29, of Regina. 

Bodechon is now facing charges in Saskatoon of armed robbery, using a firearm while committing and indictable offense and possession of a firearm while prohibited from doing so. 

He appeared in court in Saskatoon on these charges Tuesday.

Regina police anticipate Bodechon will be remanded and brought to Regina to face the first degree murder charge in provincial court later this week.


Update on Oct. 25, 4:30 p.m.: Regina police have released details regarding a male suspect wanted in the homicide of Kade Neapetung, reported last week.

After investigation, police have issued a plea to the public for help locating Thomas Bodechon, 18, of Regina, who is now wanted on charges for first degree murder.

Bodechon is described as approximately 5'10" tall and of a medium build. He has blond hair and blue eyes.

No further details regarding the incident have been released.

Anyone with information that could assist police is asked to contact the Regina Police Service or submit a tip to Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers.


Oct. 20, 5 p.m.: An investigation that began on Monday as a look into an unusual death has been deemed the city’s tenth homicide, says the Regina Police Service.

Police were initially dispatched around 2 p.m. on Oct. 18 to a residence on the 1000 block of Angus street, after a report of a deceased individual believed to be at that location.

Upon arrival, police discovered the body of an adult male, identified today as Kade Neapetung, 29, of Regina. 

No details have been released regarding the nature of Neapetung, but police have deemed it a homicide investigation. 

Police secured the scene on Monday and requested a coroner and additional RPS resources to continue looking into the incident that led to the victim’s death.

Neapetung’s next-of-kin have been notified of his death.

Police are asking anyone with information relating to this incident to contact the RPS at 1-306-777-6500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).