A homicide took place in Saskatchewan's rural area just south of Stockholm and Esterhazy on the morning of this past Friday, February 10. RCMP Major Crimes is investigating, and police are increasing police presence in the area over the next few days. 

Due to the severity and close proximity to Manitoba, RCMP have issued out the following information to our region.

Three suspects are involved. 

Suspect #1:

  • Male, believed to be in his 20’s;
  • Approximately 6' 2" tall
  • 180-200 pounds, slender build
  • Piercing/scar or absence of hair on left eyebrow;
  • May have a lower stomach tattoo;
  • Face was covered by a thin neck warmer/tube pulled up
  • Wearing a black beanie-style head covering/hat
  • Dark-coloured Carhartt/work-style jacket with a lighter-coloured “sherpa” style liner

Suspect #2:

  • Male, believed to be older than suspects #1 and #3
  • Approximately 5’ 11”;
  • Approximately 210 pounds;
  • Face was covered by black balaclava
  • Sparsely-haired moustache visible
  • Tattoos:
  • Small pointed tattoo near the corner of left eye (possibly a teardrop or arrow);
  • Top of arched tattoo partially visible under facial covering near the top of the left cheekbone, under the left eye;

Suspect #3:

  • Male
  • Shorter than suspects #1 and #2;
  • Approximately 200-240 pounds;
  • Face was covered by a thin neck warmer/tube pulled up
  • Wearing a black beanie-style head covering/hat
  • Wearing what is believed to have been a “Red Dragon Apparel” hoodie.  There was a large “Red Dragon” logo on the front, no zipper;

Suspect sketches shown above accompany these descriptors. If you believe you know who one or any of these individuals are, or have information to share related to these sketches, contact your nearest RCMP Detachment or police service immediately or call 310-RCMP in non-emergencies.

Police have determined that the vehicle they're looking for was driven to the scene and left after suspects stole the homeowner's vehicle and set it on fire, which was later found on a nearby grid road. 

No further information is available about the description of the vehicle. They drove east and west of the intersection at Highways #637 and #9 after the homicide occurred.

Three long-barreled firearms and a significant amount of ammunition was stolen from the victim’s residence. These items were being stored appropriately prior to them being stolen. 

RCMP says more information will be released when it is obtained, and ask the public to be on the watch and inform them of any suspicious activity or information to police immediately by calling 911 or the Portage RCMP detachment. at  (204) 857-4445.