The Saskatchewan RCMP on Thursday identified the victims of North Battleford double homicide as Alyssa Smith LeCaine and Daphne Bear.
“As a result of continued investigation by the Saskatchewan RCMP, in conjunction with the Saskatchewan Coroner’s Service, the deaths of the two people located after a fire at a residence in North Battleford are now considered homicides,” the Saskatchewan RCMP said in a statement.
The statement further added that autopsies were completed by the Saskatchewan Coroner’s Service on December 29, 2021. Cause of death will not be released as the information is part of the ongoing investigation.
The deceased people have been identified as 25-year-old Alyssa Smith LeCaine from North Battleford and 20-year-old Daphne Bear from Sweetgrass First Nation. Their families have been notified.
Alyssa and Daphne were located in a residence on 108th Street in North Battleford after North Battleford Fire Department responded to a fire there on December 24.
The Saskatchewan RCMP also added that the cause of the fire will be investigated by a provincial fire investigator with the Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency.
Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact North Battleford RCMP at 306-446-1720, or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222