- Police say person of interest now charged with 2nd degree murder
Police in Saskatoon have charged a 30-year-old man with second-degree murder after the body of a man was found Thursday night in a home on Avenue K North.
The man's body was found inside a bungalow on the 1000 block of Avenue K North, in the Hudson Bay Park neighbourhood. As the investigation proceeded, patrol cars had the front and back of the treed property taped off.
The identify of the victim has not been released.
Police said early on that they had identified a person of interest in connection with the homicide. On Friday night they said that person, a 30-year-old Saskatoon resident, had been charged. In addition to the murder charge, police said the man was also charged with "offering an indignity to human remains". They did not elaborate on how they arrived at that charge.
"I was out walking my dogs last night just after 6:30," said Sharon Loeppky, who lives nearby. "Then I saw the tape. That's never good."
Loeppky has lived in the area for two decades and says it's a quiet neighbourhood. She said the police presence is uncharacteristic.
Tony Haber, who also lives nearby, echoed Loeppky's comments.
"I've been here for years and never had any problems."
Police said their suspect was in custody and has already been before a Justice of the Peace. His next court appearance is set for June 30.