Saskatchewan RCMP Major Crimes: charges laid in July 2022 homicide

January 17, 2024
Onion Lake Cree Nation, Saskatchewan

News release


RCMP Crest

On July 1, 2022, Onion Lake RCMP received a report of an injured adult male located in a camper next to a residence on the Onion Lake Cree Nation.

Officers immediately responded and located a seriously injured 46-year-old male. He was transported to hospital where he later died. The circumstances surrounding his death were investigated by the Saskatchewan RCMP Major Crime Unit along with Onion Lake Detachment, North Battleford General Investigation Section and Forensic Identification Services, and Lloydminster RCMP Police Dog Services.

As a result of continued investigation by Saskatchewan RCMP Major Crimes, 21-year-old Dennis Cardinal from Onion Lake was arrested in Onion Lake on November 29, 2023. On December 11, 2023, 30-year-old Kimberly Thunderchild from Lloydminster was arrested in Edmonton.

Dennis Cardinal and Kimberly Thunderchild were each charged with one count, first degree murder, Section 235(1), Criminal Code and are scheduled to appear in Lloydminster Provincial Court on January 17, 2024.


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