Regina Homicide: Victim’s Identity Released; Male Arrested & Charged

Regina, Saskatchewan – A 25 year-old Regina male has been charged in connection with Regina’s fourth homicide of 2021.

Earlier today, police also released the name of the victim: 45 year-old Lawrence Robert GODFREY, of Vibank Saskatchewan.  His family has been notified of his death and has been referred to RPS Victim Services, which will act as support and a liaison to the investigators and other resources.

On Sunday, March 7, 2021 at 4:18 a.m., police were dispatched to a residence in the 100 block of St. John Street for a report of an injured male.  Emergency Medical Services were also dispatched, but the male was beyond help and pronounced deceased at the scene.  The Coroner was called to the scene, along with Forensic Identification and Major Crimes investigators.  It was soon determined that the death would be investigated as a homicide case.  Continued investigation resulted in the arrest of a 25 year-old male on Sunday, March 7, 2021.

Twenty-five year-old Anthony Trey SEON, of Regina, is charged with:

  • Second Degree Murder [235(1) CC].

SEON will make his first court appearance in Provincial Court at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 9, 2021.

BACKGROUND

Homicide: Victim’s Identity Released; Male Arrested

Regina, Saskatchewan – The Regina Police Service is now able to release the name of the victim in what has become Regina’s fourth homicide of 2021. Police have also made an arrest in connection with this case.

The victim is 45 year-old Lawrence Robert GODFREY, of Vibank Saskatchewan. His family has been notified of his death and has been referred to RPS Victim Services, which will act as support and a liaison to the investigators and other resources.

On Sunday, March 7, 2021 at 4:18 a.m., police were dispatched to a residence in the 100 block of St. John Street for a report of an injured male. Emergency Medical Services were also dispatched, but the male was beyond help and pronounced deceased at the scene. The Coroner was called to the scene, along with Forensic Identification and Major Crimes investigators. It was soon determined that the death would be investigated as a homicide case. Continued investigation resulted in the arrest of a male suspect on Sunday, March 7, 2021.

Investigation is ongoing and charges are pending the outcome of further investigation. More details will be released as soon as they are available.

BACKGROUND

Death Investigation Deemed Homicide

The Regina Police Service, working in conjunction with the Saskatchewan Coroners Service, is now treating a death investigation, begun on Sunday, March 7th,2021 as a homicide investigation.

Officers were dispatched, at about 4:20 a.m. on Sunday, March 7th, 2021, to a residence in the 100 block of St. John Street. The early information received indicated there was an injured adult male at that address. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) was also dispatched to the address, where the injured male was pronounced deceased. Officers secured the scene and requested the involvement of the Coroners Service and other investigative units.

This death is still under investigation. Anyone who has information to offer is asked to contact the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500 or Regina Crimes Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

BACKGROUND

Death Investigation

The Regina Police Service in conjunction with the Saskatchewan Coroners Service is conducting an investigation into the death of an adult male.

On Sunday, March 7, 2021 at 4:18 a.m., police were dispatched to a residence in the 100 block of St. John Street in regards to an injured male. Emergency Medical Services were also dispatched and determined that the male was beyond help. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Police investigators are working in conjunction with the Coroners Service to investigate this death. The investigation is in it’s infancy, therefore there are no further details available at this time. More information will be released at a later date.

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.

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