Female victim released from hospital, male victim confirmed to be 34-year-old from RM of Fertile Belt

Latest update on Homicide in Stockholm-Esterhazy area

February 13, 2023, 4:49 pm

The three suspects in the homicide in the Stockholm-Esterhazy area Friday.

The adult female victim from the home invasion in the Stockholm-Esterhazy area has been released from hospital, and the homicide victim has been identified as a 34-year-old male from the RM of Fertile Belt

RCMP investigators are following up on multiple tips received after the release of suspect sketches in relation to a homicide that occurred February 10, 2023 in the Stockholm/Esterhazy area.

RCMP do not have any updates to provide in relation to descriptors or identities of the suspects.

The investigation is ongoing, according to RCMP. This includes investigators conducting interviews, and collecting and analyzing evidence and surveillance footage.

The RCMP also provided information related to emergency alerting.

The Saskatchewan RCMP’s decision to issue a civil emergency alert for a dangerous person is situationally based, the RCMP said. "Not every homicide or serious investigation will result in an emergency alert being issued. Specific criteria – like that for an AMBER Alert – are challenging to define, because every situation and investigation is unique and varies greatly. Generally speaking, investigators will consider if there is an imminent ability, intent and means for someone to cause serious/significant bodily harm or death to others. We also must provide instructions for the public to act upon (example: shelter in place). These considerations and discussions are fluid and ongoing during the course of an investigation and unfolding incident. Reassessments occur on an ongoing basis as circumstances change and investigations continue."

"When the February 10, 2023 homicide occurred in the Stockholm/Esterhazy area, specific suspect information nor vehicle descriptions were available. Given these factors, we have to consider: where would an emergency alert be issued and what would we ask the public to look for? Police officers physically attended individual residences in the vicinity of this incident shortly after it occurred to confirm the wellbeing of others in the area and notify them about the incident. A media release was issued publicly at 8:23 a.m. February 10. As soon as the suspect sketches were prepared, they were released to our news partners and shared with the public on February 12."

The RCMP are still hoping for more information from the public. "We continue to encourage the public to report information about this incident to police by calling 310-RCMP, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477 or call 911 in an emergency."