Update - Arrest - Saskatoon's 1st Homicide For 2017 (rel# 32,33)

The 27 year old Saskatoon man wanted as a person of interest in the city's first homicide of the year has turned himself in to police and will be appearing in Saskatoon Provincial Court at 9:30 a.m., January 16, 2017.

The man made arrangements to turn himself in at the Saskatoon Police Service on January 14, 2017, after learning that he was being sought as a person of interest. He was interviewed by detectives with the Major Crime Unit and is now facing charges of second degree murder and breach of court conditions.

The SPS no longer requires public assistance in locating the Ford Explorer it had also been looking for in connection with the investigation.

Update

Saskatoon Police Major Crime Section have identified a Daniel Forest age 27 as a person of interest in regards to the City’s First Homicide of 2017. Daniel Forest needs to be located and questioned. (Photo attached).

Daniel Forest is believed to be operating a 2001 Red 4 door Ford Explorer.

Police are asking anyone that may have information regarding this incident call the Saskatoon Police Service at 306-975-8300 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222- 8477.


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Date: January 12, 2017 12:15 Release Number: 2017-0029
Released by: S/Sgt. Vince Ashmeade Occurrence Number:
Subject: Saskatoon's 1st Homicide for 2017. File 2017-4232

Just before midnight January 11th, 2017 Saskatoon City Police patrol members along with MD Ambulance and Fire personnel responded to an injured male in a residence in the 200 block Avenue I South.
Upon arrival members located a 45 year old injured male who had been the victim of an apparent assault. Male was transported to the Royal University Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.
The Saskatoon Police Major Crime Section, Forensic Identification Section, working in conjunction with the Chief Coroner’s office are actively investigating.
At the request of the family the name of the deceased will not be released.
Updates to this investigation will come from Major Crime Section or Public Affairs office when more information to share is available.
Police are asking anyone that may have information regarding this incident call the Saskatoon Police Service at 306-975-8300 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222- 8477.

(Occurrence Number: 17-4232)