The Saskatchewan RCMP Historical Case Unit – North is currently investigating circumstances surrounding a death that potentially occurred at the Timber Bay Children's Home in 1974.
The complaint was reported by one individual to Saskatchewan RCMP on October 21, 2020. Due to the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, members of the Saskatchewan RCMP Historical Case Unit were able to obtain a first recorded statement on July 8, 2021. No charges have been laid so far as the investigation is in its early stages.
"This is a historical complaint – dating back decades. I can't imagine how difficult it must be for someone to come forward and speak with police after so much time has passed," said Superintendent Vince Foy, Officer in Charge of the Saskatchewan RCMP Major Crime Unit. "With the complaint being historical in nature, part of the investigative process will be to meet with multiple individuals in several communities. Investigators will listen to those who choose to come forward and will follow up on any information received."
We encourage anyone with information to share to please call 310-RCMP to get in contact with Saskatchewan RCMP Historical Case Unit investigators or contact their local detachment or police service.
This is the only case involving a residential school currently being investigated by the Saskatchewan RCMP Historical Case Unit. We commit to investigating all the complaints we receive.
Protecting the privacy and acknowledging the trauma of those involved is a priority. As such, we cannot discuss any aspect of the investigation or provide any additional details at this time.