Female Charged in Keesha BITTERNOSE Homicide: Regina Police Service

Regina, Saskatchewan – The Regina Police Service has arrested and charged a 26 year-old Regina female in connection with the first homicide of this year. The victim, Keesha Cree BITTERNOSE, was discovered, deceased, on January 5, 2020.

This investigation began when police were dispatched to a residence in the 1500 block of Cameron Street around 11:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 5, 2020. The information, in the initial stages, indicated there was a female at that address who appeared to be deceased. Police and EMS arrived to find a female, later identified as 29 year-old Keesha Cree BITTERNOSE, deceased. In the early stages, police secured the scene, requested the Coroner and began what would become a homicide investigation into the death of BITTERNOSE. Continued investigation by the Regina Police Service Major Crimes Unit, in conjunction with the Saskatchewan Coroner’s Service, and supporting units of RPS, led to the arrest on February 11, 2020 of a 26 year-old Regina female. This matter is still under investigation with additional charges anticipated.

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Regina Homicide

Twenty-six year-old Kelly Renee STONECHILD, of Regina, is charged with:

First Degree Murder [235(1) CC].

STONECHILD will make her first court appearance on this charge in Provincial Court at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 12, 2020.

BACKGROUND

January 6, 2020

The Regina Police Service, in conjunction with the Saskatchewan Coroner’s Service, is conducting a death investigation after the discovery of a deceased female.

Police were dispatched at approximately 11:00 p.m., on Sunday, January 5, 2020, to a residence in the 1500 block of Cameron Street for a report of a female who appeared to be deceased. Officers secured the scene and requested the additional resources of the Major Crimes and Forensic Identification units, as well as the Coroner.

A number of investigative processes are underway, including identification of the deceased and notification of next of kin.

Police are working in conjunction with the Saskatchewan Coroner’s Service to fully investigate and clarify the circumstances surrounding this death. Anyone who has information to assist in this investigation is asked to contact the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

BACKGROUND

January 8, 2020

The Regina Police Service, working in conjunction with the Saskatchewan Coroners’ Service, is now investigating the death of an adult female, discovered on Sunday, January 5, 2020, as a homicide case. This is the first homicide in Regina in 2020.

This investigation began on Sunday, January 5, 2020, at approximately 11:00 p.m., when police were dispatched to a residence in the 1500 block of Cameron Street for a report of a female who appeared to be deceased. Police and EMS arrived and located an adult female who was confirmed deceased by EMS. Officers secured the scene and requested the Coroner as well as the additional resources of the Major Crimes and Forensic Identification Units.

The deceased person has been identified as 29 year-old Keesha Cree BITTERNOSE, of Regina. Her family has been notified of her death. The investigation is ongoing.

The Regina Police Service is asking anyone who may have information that could assist in this investigation to contact the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). The Regina Police Service thanks the public and the media for their cooperation on this matter.

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