Media UPDATE - Homicide

Media UPDATE - Homicide

Media UPDATE – Homicide

UPDATE - The Prince Albert Police Service can confirm that the name of the deceased in this incident is Madison Rene Bird-Simaganis, age 21. Mr. Bird-Simaganis was pronounced deceased January 10, 2021.

Police have identified a suspect in this homicide and are asking for the public’s help in locating 26-year-old Joseph Curtis MADDEN. A warrant has been issued for MADDEN’s arrest on one count of second degree murder.
Joseph Curtis MADDEN is also known to go by the name of Curtis and has ties to the Prince Albert, Saskatoon, and Cumberland House areas.
Joseph Curtis MADDEN is described as 5’6” tall and 140 lbs. He has a tattoo of a CROSS on his left hand between the thumb and forefinger, and a tattoo of “MADDEN” on his right forearm. The public is asked to contact police immediately with any information about MADDEN’s whereabouts. He should not be approached.
A photo of Joseph Curtis MADDEN is included with this release. Anyone with information is asked to contact their nearest police agency immediately, the Prince Albert Police TIP Line at 306-953-4263, or Prince Albert Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


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Just before midnight on January 9, 2021, Prince Albert Police Service stopped a vehicle in the 1400 Block of 6th Avenue West to conduct an investigation into erratic driving under the Traffic Safety Act. A male was located in the vehicle suffering from serious, life-threatening injuries.

Parkland Ambulance attended to the area and transported a 21-year-old male to the Victoria Hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries.

Further investigation led police to a residence in the 800 Block of 13th Street West. Police will remain in the area Monday as the investigation continues.

Police have identified a suspect in this incident. The victim and the suspect are believed to be known to each other.

Police are asking the public to contact Prince Albert Police Service at 306-953-4222 or Crime Stoppers if they observed or heard anything suspicious in the area of the 800 Block of 13th Street West around 11:45p.m. on the night of January 9, 2021.

The Criminal Investigations Division of the Prince Albert Police Service, along with the Identification Section, continue to investigate.

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