Saskatoon Police, Megan Gallagher Missing Person’s Case, Turns into Homicide Investigation – UPDATED

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Investigators from the Saskatoon Police Service Major Crimes Section have arrested and charged a 41-year-old man in connection with the death of Megan Gallagher. Gallagher was last seen in Saskatoon in September of 2020. In January of 2021 the SPS announced it was treating the disappearance of Gallagher as a homicide investigation.

The 41-year-old Saskatoon man will be charged under Section 182 (b) of the Criminal Code – Indignity to Human Remains. He is expected to appear in Saskatoon Provincial Court on June 2, 2022. Court information # 991198288.

Police have also issued arrest warrants for three other people connected to the case.

Wanted are:

John Wayne Sanderson – DOB 1978/03/12, age 44 of the James Smith First Nation

Roderick William Sutherland – DOB 1978-02-07, age 44 yrs. – Address Unknown

Jessica Sutherland – DOB 1979-10-24, age 42 years – Address Unknown

All three are wanted under Section 182(b) CCC – Indignity to Human Remains. Their images have been attached for distribution. Their photos appear in the following order from left to right; Sanderson, Sutherland J., Sutherland R.

Major Crime investigators continue to seek information in regard to this case. Anyone with any information on the whereabouts of these three persons, or anyone with any information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the Saskatoon Police Service at 306-975-8300 or Saskatoon CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Saskatoob Police Service

BACKGROUND

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – The Saskatoon Police Service Major Crime Section is entering into a homicide investigation into the suspicious missing persons file of 30-year-old Megan Gallagher.

Throughout the investigation, the Major Crime Section has been assisting the Missing Persons Detail and has spoken to several people in regards to Megan’s disappearance. There remain others who police wish to speak with. Anyone who had contact with Megan, either in person or via phone, text or social media, between September 19th and 30th, 2020, is asked to contact Police.

On September 20, 2020, at approximately 6:00 a.m., Megan was observed on video at a convenience store in the 3700 block of Diefenbaker Drive. She was wearing a black Cabella’s hoodie, black pants, and a light blue shirt underneath her hoodie. Megan also has several tattoos:

Half sleeve tattoo with a large owl from shoulder to elbow

Tattoo of a cross behind her ear

Rainbow coloured feather on her ankle

The names “Jake” and “Adam” beneath her arm

#13 on her hand

The Saskatoon Police Service Major Crime Section is entering into a homicide investigation into the suspicious missing persons file of 30-year-old Megan Gallagher.
(SPS) The Saskatoon Police Service Major Crime Section is entering into a homicide investigation into the suspicious missing persons file of 30-year-old Megan Gallagher.

Anyone who may have information on Megan Gallagher’s whereabouts is asked to contact Saskatoon Police at 306-975-8300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Crime Stoppers pays up to $2000 for information that leads to an arrest. No names are asked and you won’t have to go to court.

Release 2020-0709

September 30, 2020 5:15 PM

The Saskatoon Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance in locating 30-year-old Megan Michelle Gallagher.

Megan has not been in contact with family since September 16, 2020. It was reported that she was believed to have last been seen leaving a residence on Lloyd Crescent at approximately 2:30 p.m. on September 18, 2020. There are concerns for her safety as she may be in a vulnerable state and it is unusual for her not to be in contact with family for this length of time.

Megan is described as being 5’10” tall, approximately 180 lbs, with shoulder-length brown hair and brown eyes. She has several tattoos, described as:

Half sleeve tattoo with a large owl from shoulder to elbow

Cross tattoo behind her ear

Rainbow coloured feather on her ankle

The names “Jake” and “Adam” beneath her arm

#13 on her hand

No clothing description is available at this time.

Anyone who may have information on Megan Gallagher’s location is asked to contact the Saskatoon Police Service at 306-975-8300.

(Occurrence Number: 20-101586)

Saskatoon Police Service

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