UPDATE: Saskatoon Police arrest 27-year-old Prince George, B.C. man in first degree Murder of Megan Gallagher

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – (Sept 20, 2022) The Saskatoon Police Service Major Crime Section has arrested a man and charged him with the first degree murder of Megan Gallagher.

On September 20th, 2022, SPS investigators, with assistance from British Columbia RCMP (E Division), arrested the 27-year-old man at a residence in Prince George, B.C. He is being transported back to Saskatoon where he will appear in Saskatoon Provincial Court later this week.

This is the fifth arrest made by the SPS in connection to the homicide of Megan Gallagher. Further arrests are expected as the investigation continues.

At this time Megan has not been located and investigators are asking anyone with information to come forward, with any tips they may have. Contact the SPS at 306-975-8300 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

(Court Information Number: 991208341)

BACKGROUND

Release 2022-0306:

Another arrest has been made in connection with the death of Megan Gallagher.

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – On July 27th, 2022, John Wayne Sanderson, age 44 (DOB 1978/03/12), was taken into custody by members of the Melfort RCMP, at James Smith First Nation. Sanderson was one of three people wanted by police in connection to the investigation. In total four people have been charged and arrested. Sanderson is charged under Section 182 (b) of the Criminal Code – Indignity to Human Remains and also has unrelated warrants with the RCMP. He is expected to appear via video, in Melfort Provincial Court, on July 28th, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.

The Saskatoon Police Service wants to thank the community for tips received so far during the investigation. Anyone with additional, relevant information is asked to contact the Saskatoon Police Service at 306-975-8300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

(Occurrence Number: 20-101586)

Saskatoon Police Service

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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – (July 27, 2022) On July 27th, 2022, John Wayne Sanderson, age 44 (DOB 1978/03/12), was taken into custody by members of the Melfort RCMP, at James Smith First Nation. Sanderson was one of three people wanted by police in connection to the investigation. In total four people have been charged and arrested. Sanderson is charged under Section 182 (b) of the Criminal Code – Indignity to Human Remains and also has unrelated warrants with the RCMP. He is expected to appear via video, in Melfort Provincial Court, on July 28th, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.

The Saskatoon Police Service wants to thank the community for tips received so far during the investigation. Anyone with additional, relevant information is asked to contact the Saskatoon Police Service at 306-975-8300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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UPDATE: Second of three persons wanted in connection with the death of Megan Gallagher was arrested by the RCMP, only one more remains

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – (June 5, 2022) The second of three persons wanted in connection with the death of Megan Gallagher was arrested by the RCMP on June 4, 2022.

Jessica Sutherland, age 42, was taken into custody by members of the RCMP in the area of Onion Lake following a tip from the public. She is charged under Section 182 (b) of the Criminal Code – Indignity to Human Remains and is expected to appear in Saskatoon Provincial Court on June 6, 2022 at 9:00 a.m..

(Court Information Number: 991198346)

Police continue to seek information regarding the whereabouts of one other person wanted in connection to the case.

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

John Wayne Sanderson – DOB 1978/03/12, age 44
John Wayne Sanderson – DOB 1978/03/12, age 44

Sanderson is wanted under Section 182 (b) of the Criminal Code – Indignity to Human Remains.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of John Wayne Sanderson or with information believed to be relevant to the investigation is asked to contact the Saskatoon Police Service at 306-975-8300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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2nd male charged in Death of Megan Gallagher, previously reported Missing in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; two suspects still wanted

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – One of three persons wanted in connection with the death of Megan Gallagher was arrested by the RCMP overnight.

Roderick William Sutherland, age 44, was taken into custody by members of the RCMP in the area of Prince Albert following a tip from the public. He is charged under Section 182 (b) of the Criminal Code – Indignity to Human Remains and is expected to appear in Saskatoon Provincial Court on June 3, 2022 at 9:00 a.m..

(Court Information Number: 991198338)

Police continue to seek information regarding the whereabouts of two other persons wanted in connection to the case.

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

Jessica Sutherland – DOB 1979/10/24, age 42, of unknown address

Both are wanted under Section 182 (b) of the Criminal Code – Indignity to Human Remains. Their photos have been reattached for distribution and appear in the following order from left to right; Sanderson J, Sutherland J.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the two wanted persons or with information believed to be relevant to the investigation is asked to contact the Saskatoon Police Service at 306-975-8300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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June 1, 2022

41-year-old male charged in Death of Megan Gallagher, previously reported Missing in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

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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