Update - Sudden Death Investigation - 1500 Block 20th Street West

The Saskatoon Police Service is releasing additional detail in regard to a sudden death on New Year’s Day following public calls for further investigation by the SPS.

The investigation by members of the Major Crime Unit included interviews with a witness who was in the company of the 22 year old that evening. It also includes the review of surveillance video which shows the deceased entering an alcove at the rear of a building in the 1500 block of 20th Street West where her remains were discovered at 10:30 a.m., January 1, 2017. Video observations from the area are consistent with witness information. The video is not from St. Paul’s Hospital.

Given the evidence and following an autopsy, the death was found to be non-criminal in nature.

Questions regarding the whereabouts of the deceased on December 31st would be included in the investigation now being lead by the Office of the Chief Coroner of Saskatchewan. Further inquiries should be directed to that office.

Should any new information become known which may call into question the nature of the sudden death, the SPS would review the information at that time.


Following an autopsy the death of a 22 year old woman found in the 1500 block of 20th Street West has been found to be accidental in nature.

The autopsy was completed this afternoon and, based on the results along with evidence from the scene and interviews conducted by the Saskatoon Police Service, investigators have determined that foul play was not involved.

The investigation is now in the hands of the Office of the Chief Coroner of Saskatchewan. Toxicology results are still pending. The deceased's name will not be released at the family's request.


The Saskatoon Police Service is investigating after the body of a 22 year old female was located deceased in the 1500 block 20th Street West shortly after 10:30 AM January 1, 2017. An autopsy to determine the cause of death will occur but is yet to be scheduled. Major Crime investigators are working with the Office of the Chief Coroner.

There is no other information available at this time.

(Occurrence Number: 17-603)