UPDATE – Police continue to investigate the death of a female located inside a burned vehicle Sunday morning outside a residence in the 1200 Block of 17th Street West. An autopsy is scheduled for later this week.
Police have received information from the public, which has helped advance this investigation. We would like to thank residents for contacting us.
“Information from the public has been key in this investigation,” said Staff Sergeant Travis Willie with the Criminal Investigation Division of the Prince Albert Police Service. “The quick response from residents has been a significant factor and we anticipate more information will be released following the autopsy.”
Members with the Criminal Investigation Division and the Forensic Identification Section of the Prince Albert Police Service continue to investigate.
On October 2, 2022 just before 9 a.m., the Prince Albert Police Service attended to the 1200 Block of 17th Street West along with the Prince Albert Fire Department for a report of a vehicle on fire. On arrival, the vehicle involved was fully engulfed in flames. Once the fire was extinguished, police located a deceased female inside the vehicle.
Investigators are presently attempting to identify the deceased female, who is described as being approximately 5’1” tall and approximately 100 pounds. The deceased was located wearing distinctive pink high-top Nike Flight shoes and maroon-coloured leggings from Lululemon. A photo of shoes similar to the ones the female was wearing is attached.
The Prince Albert Police Service has not had any reports involving a female matching the description of the person located inside the vehicle and is asking for the public’s help with this investigation. Investigators are anxious to identify the deceased and locate her loved ones.
If you have information about a female matching the above description, or any information relating to this incident, please contact police immediately by calling 306-953-4222 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
The Prince Albert Police Service’s Criminal Investigation Division and Forensic Identification Unit continue to investigate along with the Office of the Chief Coroner. Investigators will remain in the area for the remainder of the day Sunday and possibly into Monday.
More information will be provided as soon as it becomes available.