The Regina Police Service investigation into the disappearance, last spring, of Jenaya Mary WAPEMOOSE is now a homicide case. Two adults: a male and a female, have been charged in connection with her murder. The Regina Police Service Major Crimes Unit is continuing this investigation in conjunction with the Saskatchewan Coroner’s Service.
On May 7, 2019, family members of 22 year-old Jenaya Mary WAPEMOOSE reported her missing to the Regina Police Service. Jenaya WAPEMOOSE was last seen on March 27, 2019 in Regina. Police established the last social media communication by Jenaya WAPEMOOSE was made April 7, 2019. During the investigation, Regina Police Service members were assigned to follow up on possible sightings and re-checking addresses she might typically visit. None of these efforts was successful. During the course of the investigation, police believed harm had come to Jenaya WAPEMOOSE and the case ultimately became a homicide investigation. Investigators have been in contact with the family of Jenaya WAPEMOOSE throughout the investigation.
Through investigation, on October 26, 2019, human remains were discovered in an area northeast of Regina. The identity of the deceased person has not yet been confirmed. Confirmation of identification will be accomplished with the help of the Saskatchewan Coroner’s Service, and the Regina Police Service Forensic Identification Unit. The family of Jenaya WAPEMOOSE has been advised of this development, as well.
Two arrests were made on October 25th and 26th. Two individuals are now facing charges in connection with the murder of Jenaya Mary WAPEMOOSE. They are:
- Twenty-three year-old Eric Lee Alvin KAKAKAWAY, of Regina, who is charged with Second Degree Murder [235(1) CC] and Offering an Indignity to a Human Body [182(b) CC].
- Thirty year-old Jeannette Mavis KAKAKAWAY, of Regina, who is charged with Accessory after the Fact to Murder [240 CC]. Jeannette Mavis KAKAKAWAY was arrested on outstanding, unrelated warrants for Breach of Probation.
Both accused persons will make their first court appearances on these charges in Provincial Court at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, October 28, 2019.
The Regina Police Service would like to acknowledge and thank the RCMP for assistance from both uniformed and Major Crimes members in the recovery northeast of Regina. Likewise, the Regina Police Service thanks the Saskatchewan Coroner’s Service for its assistance in the death investigation.