Prince Albert police declare the suspicious death of Natasha Ross a homicide

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Prince Albert police responded to the report of a deceased female at a residence in the 2900 Block of 4th Avenue West on May 24th at approximately 6:00am.

Police arrived to find 29-year-old Natasha Ross deceased. An autopsy was completed later in the week and revealed the manner of death to be a homicide. Police have not released the cause of death, and said the Criminal Investigations Division of the Prince Albert Police Service continues to investigate.

No arrests have been made at this time. Anyone with information about this file is asked to contact Prince Albert Police at 306-953-4222 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Update July 12th
A Canada-wide warrant has been issued for the arrest of 33-year-old Corey Clarke. He is wanted for second degree murder in relation to the homicide of Natasha Ross. Clarke is described as being 5’9” tall and 200 pounds. Clarke is believed to be between Prince Albert and the La Ronge area.

Anyone with any information about Clarke’s whereabouts is asked to contact police immediately, the Prince Albert Police Service at 306-953-4222 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. 

Update July 17th
Corey Clarke was arrested by Baker Lake RCMP in Nunavut on July 15th and charged with second degree murder in connection with the death of 29-year-old Natasha Ross. He was remanded into custody following a bail hearing in Nunavut. 

Police said “Information from the public was instrumental in locating Corey Clarke. The Prince Albert Police Service would like to thank the public for their help in reporting his whereabouts to RCMP.”

Prince Albert police investigate the homicide of Norman Charles Custer

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Parkland Ambulance and Prince Albert Fire Department responded to an injured male in the 900 Block of 17th Street West on May 22nd at approximately 5:30pm.

The victim who has been identified as Norman Charles Custer, 44, was rushed to Victoria Hospital where he later died of his injuries. Prince Albert Police Service Criminal Investigations Division confirmed the victim died as a result of a gunshot wound.

Police have not released the victim’s identity or cause of death at this time. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Prince Albert Police Service at 306-953-4222 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Nathan Waditaka charged with the murder of Zellall Highway, and sexual assault for allegedly attacking a 17-year-old girl in Prince Albert.

Prince Albert RCMP received a report of an injured 17-year-old female at the Wahpeton Dakota Nation Health Centre just after 12:00am on December 26th.

Police determined the injuries of the female were the result of an assault and went to the residence on the Wahpeton Dakota Nation where the assault occurred. On arrival police located Zellall Highway, 19, of the Wahpeton Dakota Nation, suffering from life-threatening injuries. Highway was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.

Nathan Waditaka, 19, has been charged with Second Degree Murder, Aggravated Assault and Sexual Assault.

19-year-old stabbed to death in Prince Albert

Prince Albert Police responded to a report of an assault in the area around 12th Street and Fourth Avenue on August 28th at approximately 4:00am.

Police and paramedics located a 19-year-old male suffering from several stab wounds. The victim was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries. 

Police located several witnesses and took a 19-year-old man into custody in relation to this incident. The Suspect is facing a second degree murder charge. 

Anyone who was in the area early Wednesday, or who may have witnessed this incident, is urged to contact police at 306-953-4222

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2 year old dead in Prince Albert’s third homicide of 2019

Prince Albert Police and Paramedics responded to a call of a unconscious 2-year-old at a downtown apartment building on March 20th at approximately 12:00pm.

The two year old was rushed to the Victoria Hospital and later died. The toddlers identity and cause of death have not been released. An autopsy was conducted on March 21st, 2019, and it is now considered a Homicide.

Woman Charged in Prince Albert’s 2nd Homicide of 2019

Prince Albert police were called to the 1200-block of 17th Street West on February 20th at 6:40pm.

Police arrived to find a 50-year-old man in critical condition. He was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries. The victim’s name will not be released at this time.

A 36-year-old female has been charged with Second Degree Murder, and is scheduled to appear in court on Friday February 22nd, 2019.

Jordan Ballantyne found dead in Prince Albert

Prince Albert police said Jordan Ballantyne was located in a yard near the intersection of 6th Ave and 20th St East on July 13th,  just after 9 pm.

An autopsy was conducted and revealed the death of Ballantyne was a homicide. No arrests have been made at this time.

Anyone with information about Ballantyne’s death contact police at 306-953-4222 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Prince Albert’s first homicide of 2018

Prince Albert police and paramedics responded to report of a shooting in an alley in the 200-block of 9th Street East on June 28th.

Police located the 28-year-old Tyrell Bird, who had been shot in the face. The man was taken to hospital for treatment where he died from his injuries on July 3rd.

Police said they have identified several suspects and said that they believe the shooting was targeted.

Duane Brett Ledoux, 25 found dead in Prince Albert

Prince Albert Police said that on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, Police attended to a residence located on 800 Block 17 Street West. At the scene police found the body of a deceased male.

The victim has been identified as 25 year old Duane Brett Ledoux. Police have not released the cause of death, only saying that the death of Ledoux was a homicide.

More information will be added as it becomes available.