UPDATE – On February 22, 2023, members with the Prince Albert Police Service’s Criminal Investigation Division arrested 26-year-old Henry Ratt for First Degree Murder in connection with the death of Jeremy Starblanket in March 2021. Henry Ratt, from the Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation, made his first court appearance in Prince Albert Provincial Court Thursday morning. [Information 90480253]
This is the second arrest in connection with the homicide of Jeremy Starblanket. On July 29, 2021, Loretta Sakebow was arrested and charged with Second Degree Murder. [Information 991167222]
On March 20, 2021 at 1:40 p.m., the Prince Albert Police Service responded to the 500 Block of 5th Street East for a report of an explosion and house fire. The fire was extinguished and a deceased person was located inside the residence, who was identified as Jeremy Starblanket.
Members with the Saskatchewan RCMP’s Warrant Enforcement and Suppression Team assisted with this investigation.
The Prince Albert Police Service’s Criminal Investigation Division continues to investigate.