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Human remains found in North Battleford house fire not suspicious: RCMP

(Source: City of North Battleford) (Source: City of North Battleford)

The Saskatchewan RCMP have concluded their investigation into the discovery of human remains in a North Battleford house fire.

The investigation has determined that this is a “non-suspicious” fire and “sudden death,” RCMP said in a release on Friday—a day after the human remains were identified.

Saskatchewan RCMP say the remains were identified as belonging to an adult woman. Her family has been notified.

“The Saskatchewan Coroners Service’s initial investigation has determined the female’s death appears to be non-suspicious in nature,” RCMP said.

RCMP said no further updates or information can be provided.

“As a result of continued investigation into the cause and origin of the fire, the Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency has determined that there was no incendiary evidence located at the scene,” a release from RCMP reads.

The remains were discovered after a three-alarm firm destroyed the home located at 952 105th Street on June 17.

The home is infamous for its connection to one of highest highest-profile murders in Saskatchewan history.

The home, located at 952 105th Street in North Battleford, was where Tiki Laverdiere was confronted by Soaring Eagle Whitstone – a member of the West Side Outlaws street gang in May of 2019.

Laverdiere would be beaten and taken hostage and later brutally murdered at another location in the city.

A total of 10 people would eventually be convicted in her killing.

—With files from David Prisciak Top Stories

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