Saskatoon

Witnesses identify 32-year-old Saskatoon homicide victim as Robin Godfrey

A resident of Saskatoon's Monarch Yards says that she and another woman began performing chest compressions and CPR on a man found at the complex on Saturday night, later identified to her as 32-year-old Robin Godfrey.

Man's body was found Saturday night on ground outside Avenue K S. apartment complex

The body of a 32-year-old man was discovered on the ground next to this apartment staircase on Saturday. Its access was still restricted by police tape on Tuesday. (Dan Zakreski/CBC)

It was just after dusk on Saturday night at the Monarch Yards when residents at the Saskatoon apartment complex spotted the man on the ground in the common area.

He was on his back and not moving.

"A girl from the complex ran in and said 'call 911 … there's a man lying there,'" said a woman who lives in the complex. CBC is not revealing her name at her request. 

"I didn't know it was a homicide until later, at the police station."

Emergency responders received a call of an injured man in the 200 block of Avenue K S. around 9:30 p.m. CST Saturday.

The responders found a 32-year-old man and transported him to hospital, where he was declared dead. Police later confirmed they are investigating the death as a homicide.

The woman said that she and another woman began performing chest compressions and CPR on the man, later identified to her as 32-year-old Robin Godfrey.

He had a young son living in the complex — a distinctively multi-coloured apartment complex run by the Saskatoon Housing Authority on Avenue K S.— with the boy's biological mother, other residents in the complex confirmed.

"I gave him chest compressions but his eyes were slits and he wasn't talking," she said.

"The first cops there gave him naloxone [a medication used to counter the effects of overdoses] and then paramedics got there."

The woman said she learned later that the man had been fatally injured, and did not overdose.

"I'm still frazzled," she said.

Police are still searching for suspects in the death of Godfrey, Saskatoon's third homicide victim of 2019.

Blake Schreiner is charged with first-degree murder in the January death of his partner, Tammy Brown.

Two teens, aged 15 and 17, are charged with second-degree murder in connection with the shooting in March of Mark Enwaya.

About the Author

Dan Zakreski is a reporter for CBC Saskatoon.