Turtleford RCMP – Charges laid in suspicious death investigation

November 2, 2019
Thunderchild First Nation, Saskatchewan

News release


RCMP Crest

On November 1, 2019 RCMP Major Crime Unit Investigators arrested a 44-year-old male in relation to a suspicious sudden death which occurred in September 2018 on the Thunderchild First Nation.

On September 15, Turtleford RCMP received a complaint of an unresponsive male at a residence on the Thunderchild First Nation. Upon arrival at the residence, the members located the victim, 57-year-old Roger Standingwater, in medical distress. EMS personnel arrived shortly afterwards and pronounced Mr. Standingwater deceased.

The Turtleford RCMP contacted additional resources from the RCMP Major Crimes Unit North, North Battleford General Investigation Section and Forensic Identification section to assist.

An autopsy was conducted on Tuesday, September 18, 2018, to determine cause of Mr. Standingwater's death.

Ivor Antoine Wapass (DOB: 1974-12-26) has been charged with one count of Second Degree Murder contrary to Section 235 of the Criminal Code. He will make his first court appearance in North Battleford Provincial Court on Monday, November 4 at 9:30 a.m.


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