Ryan John Gatzke death in Battleford is being investigated as a homicide

Battlefords RCMP received a report of a male injured in a residence on the 100 block of 26th Street West on October 18th at approximately 1:30am.

Police arrived to find Ryan John Gatzke, 27, suffering from serious injuries. Gatzke was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Initially, police said the death was considered suspicious, however based on the information gathered through the investigation, Saskatchewan RCMP can confirm Ryan John Gatzke was the victim of a homicide.

Anyone with information is asked to call Battlefords RCMP at 306-446-1720 or to contact Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).