The death investigation begun last Thursday (April 5th) by the Regina Police Service and the Office of the Chief Coroner, into the death of a 21 year-old male, is continuing as a homicide investigation. Police have charged two persons: a 22 year-old male and an 18 year-old female, with Second Degree Murder in connection with this case.
This investigation began when police were dispatched to a house in the 1100 block of King Street just after 7:00 pm. on Thursday, April 5, 2018. EMS personnel were also dispatched to the scene. Police located an unresponsive male inside the house; he was confirmed deceased by EMS. Police secured the scene, requested the Coroner and began the death investigation. The Coroner’s Office ordered an autopsy, which was performed the morning of Monday, April 9th. As the result of these investigative processes, it was confirmed that this death is a homicide. Police investigation led to identification of two suspects and subsequent charges. The victim has been identified as 21 year-old Sampson Thunder GOODWILL-SEVERIGHT, of Regina. The victim’s family has been notified of his death.
The accused persons are 22 year-old Justin Christopher FORD and 18 year-old Ragan Marlee LAVALLEE (female), both of Regina. Both are charged with Second Degree Murder, contrary to section 235(1) of the Criminal Code of Canada. LAVALLEE made her first court appearance on the charge in Provincial Court at 9:30 a.m. FORD will make his first appearance on this charge in Provincial Court at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, April 9, 2018.
As with any investigation, police are encouraging anyone who may have information to add, to call the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.