The suspicious death investigation into a man found unresponsive in the early morning hours of August 22, 2021 on the 600 block of Spadina Crescent West is now being investigated as the city’s sixth homicide of the year. Following a completed autopsy, 39 year-old Kelly Dean Quewazance is confirmed to have been the victim of homicide; a cause of death is not being released.
The investigation into a second suspicious death that occurred in the early morning hours of August 22, 2021 is continuing with support from the Office of the Chief Coroner.
Investigators from the Major Crime Section are encouraging anyone with information that may be relevant to either investigation to contact the Saskatoon Police Service at 306-975-8300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
August 22, 2021 8:51 AM
Early Sunday, August 22, 2021, Police responded to two separate incidents involving suspicious deaths.
Just after 2:00 am, Saskatoon Fire Department personnel were fighting a fire in the area of the 600 block of Spadina Cres. W. A passerby approached the firefighters and told them of a person laying on a ramp at the nearby skate park. When SFD personnel went to check they found an unresponsive adult male. Despite life-saving efforts the male died. Police believe foul play is involved.
At 3:30 am police were called to a residence in the 1200 block of College Drive after the body of an adult female was discovered. The death is being treated as suspicious.
Detectives from the Major Crime Section as well as the Forensic Identification Section are working on both investigations. No arrests have been made. More information will be released as it comes available.
Anyone with information on either of these cases is asked to contact the Saskatoon Police Service at 306-975-8300 or Saskatoon Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or at www.saskatooncrimestoppers.com.