Police in North Battleford called to two sudden death investigations
RCMP officers continue to investigate two sudden death incidents in North Battleford reported to police on June 4.
Investigators have determined the two incidents are not related.
An investigation is occurring into the discovery of an unresponsive adult male. Officers work to determine if foul play was involved. An autopsy will be held at a date yet to be determined to confirm the cause of death.
A separate investigation into a house fire resulted in three individuals being found deceased at a residence: a 39-year-old female, a seven-year-old girl and an 11-year-old boy.
The deceased adult female was the mother of the two deceased children. In addition to confirming the identities of the deceased, investigators have notified family members of the deaths.
Investigators are also working to determine the events leading up to the report of the fire and specialized, highly-trained investigators have deployed to North Battleford to assist with the investigation, including officers from the Saskatchewan RCMP Major Crime Unit.
Investigators will be looking at all circumstances surrounding these three deaths; this includes whether the deaths are suspicious in nature. Autopsies will be held at a date yet to be determined.
At this point in the investigation, investigators believe the incidents are isolated and that the deaths are not related to any other crime in the detachment area. Investigators have confirmed there is no risk to public safety.