The Regina Police Service has now confirmed the identity of a deceased person whose body was discovered earlier today in the creek near 1st Avenue and Albert Street. Police are continuing the death investigation in conjunction with the Office of the Chief Coroner, to determine the circumstances of this person’s death.
The deceased person is a female; she is a 22 year-old Regina woman. Police are in the process of notifying her next of kin so the name will not be released at this time. The Regina Police Service recognizes that there may be speculation given the gender of the deceased; the 22 year-old female is not someone previously reported to the Regina Police Service as a missing person.
This investigation began after 11:37 a.m. today, Wednesday, October 30, 2013. Police were dispatched to the area, just west of the 700 block of Albert Street after a 9-1-1 call describing what appeared to be a body, face-down in the creek. This was confirmed by the first police members at the scene. The Coroner was requested to the scene and patrol members established a perimeter around the area. Shortly after, members of the Forensic Identification section, the Major Crimes section and the Underwater Investigation and Recovery Team were called out to the scene.
Police will continue the death investigation in conjunction with the Office of the Chief Coroner. As with any other investigation, police are asking anyone who may have information to contact the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500 or call Crimes Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or text TIP158 and your message to CRIMES (or 274637).