January 10, 2020
Big River, Saskatchewan
36-year-old Richard Netmaker has been located deceased late this afternoon in the vicinity of Pekakumew Lake, close to where he was last seen on January 6, 2020.
As part of the investigation being conducted in conjunction with the Coroners Service of Saskatchewan, an autopsy will be conducted over the next few days to determine the cause of his death.
Saskatchewan RCMP Major Crime Unit is investigating the circumstances of his disappearance and death.
If anyone has any knowledge of the associations or activities of Richard Netmaker over the past week, please contact the Big River RCMP at 306- 469-2590. Information can also be submitted anonymously to Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submitting a tip online at www.saskcrimestoppers.com.
Big River RCMP - Seeking assistance to find missing person
36-year-old Richard Netmaker from Big River First Nation was last seen in an isolated area approximately 3-5 kilometers northwest of Big River First Nation on January 6, 2020. Investigation has revealed he may have been assaulted and require medical attention.
He is described as being 5'9" tall, 161 pounds with black hair and brown eyes and has multiple tattoos on his forearms. He also has a scar over his right eye and a scorpion tattoo on the left side of his neck.
Initial information received as part of the investigation was unclear regarding his whereabouts. Searches conducted thus far have failed to locate him and we are now reaching out to the public for assistance. He may have caught a ride with someone and may no longer be in the Big River First Nation area. He is likely not dressed for the weather and may not have a coat. Due to the extreme temperatures, it is imperative he is located as soon as possible and police notified.
If you have any information on Richard's whereabouts, please contact the Big River RCMP Detachment at 306-469-2590 or your local RCMP detachment at 310-RCMP. Information can also be submitted anonymously to Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submitting a tip online at www.saskcrimestoppers.com.