Saskatchewan RCMP Major Crimes Unit North investigating suspicious death in the RM of Shellbrook as homicide

Shellbrook, Saskatchewan -On October 15, 2020, the Saskatchewan RCMP Major Crimes Unit North and officers from the Ahtahkakoop RCMP Detachment attended the scene of a suspicious sudden death at a rural property approximately 32 kilometres north of Shellbrook, SK, along Highway 240.

The victim has been identified as 48-year-old Bradley John Schmalz, a resident of the RM of Shellbrook.

Mr. Schmalz’s death is being handled as a homicide, which investigators believe to have occurred sometime between Monday, October 12 and Thursday, October 15, 2020.

An autopsy will be conducted today (Monday, October 19) in Saskatoon to further examine the circumstances surrounding Mr. Schmalz’s death.

Officers are encouraging anyone who may have information concerning this investigation, including anyone who may have been in contact with Bradley John Schmalz leading up to October 12 through 15, to contact the Ahtahkakoop RCMP at 306-747-2606. Information can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submitting a tip online at www.saskcrimestoppers.com.

The investigation remains ongoing.

Further updates will be provided as they become available.

BACKGROUND

Shellbrook, Saskatchewan – Preliminary details subject to change. The Saskatchewan RCMP Major Crimes Unit North along with officers from the Ahtahkakoop RCMP Detachment are investigating a suspicious sudden death in the RM of Shellbrook. Officers are working to identify the individual(s) responsible and are investigating the circumstances surrounding the suspicious death.

Officers are encouraging anyone who may have information concerning this investigation, to contact the Ahtahkakoop RCMP at 306-747-2606. Information can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submitting a tip online at www.saskcrimestoppers.com.

File Photo - Sudden Death
File Photo – Sudden Death

Residents can expect to see an increased police presence in the area over the weekend as officers continue to investigate.

Updates will be provided as information becomes available.

Saskatchewan RCMP



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