An autopsy has confirmed that the death of a six-year-old boy who was fatally injured Wednesday on Kahkewistehaw First Nation is a homicide, police say.
Police said the autopsy results reveal the injuries sustained by Lee Allan Bonneau are consistent with being assaulted.
Lee had been placed in foster care three weeks prior to his death. His foster father, Ellis Ramstead, said the boy had been with his foster mother Wednesday night.
Ramstead was not there, but said his wife had gone to play bingo at the Kahkewistahaw Education and Sports Complex and took the boy with her.
She had given him some money to buy a snack at the canteen, but a group of dogs outside the hall caught the boy's attention.
His foster mother watched him as he played with the animals, then all of a sudden he was gone.
After a 90-minute search, the boy was found with serious head injuries in an open, treelined area, said the RCMP.
He was rushed to the hospital in Broadview, Sask. where he was pronounced dead.
The RCMP has been investigating the death as suspicious.
In a police news release, Lee's mother described her son as a fun-loving boy with a deep laugh, who was about to start Grade 2. Ramstead described Lee as kind, shy and naive.
Police have interviewed several people who had seen Lee before his death and are now trying to piece together what happened.