On January 13, 2019, at approximately 12:50 p.m., Blaine Lake RCMP responded to a report of an unresponsive adult female outside of her residence on the Muskeg Lake Cree Nation. EMS personnel were already present when officers arrived. The woman, 56 year-old Joanne Wolfe-Lafond, was pronounced deceased at the scene.
An autopsy was conducted in Regina on January 16. The death is being treated as suspicious.
MCU North continues to investigate with assistance from Spiritwood, Shellbrook and Blaine Lake RCMP, North Battleford Forensic Identification Section, Saskatoon Police Dog Services and the Saskatchewan Coroner's Service.