By |15 Sep 2023 at 12:44 AM
Saskatchewan RCMP Serious Crimes

Saskatchewan RCMP Serious Crimes: On September 5, 2023, the Saskatchewan RCMP charged an adult male in connection with a double homicide that occurred in North Battleford on December 24, 2021.

Wade Frenchman, age 31, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder under Section 253 of the Criminal Code in relation to the deaths of Alyssa LeCaine, age 25, and Daphne Bear, age 20.

“On December 24, 2021, most people were getting ready to begin holiday celebrations. However, that’s when an absolutely senseless tragedy struck for the friends and family of Alyssa and Daphne, and for the Battlefords community at large. Our thoughts continue to be with these young women’s loved ones as we announce these charges today. It’s our hope that it will help provide some closure as they continue their grieving and healing processes,” says Supt. Josh Graham, officer in charge of Saskatchewan RCMP Major Crimes. “This was a complex investigation, one that took time to complete. I’m grateful to our dedicated Major Crimes investigators, and our many partners, who conducted a thorough investigation that allowed us to support these first-degree murder charges.”

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During the investigation, Major Crimes collaborated with the Saskatchewan RCMP’s Battleford detachment, North Battleford Forensic Identification Services, North Battleford Provincial General Investigation Services, Polygraph Section, Digital Forensic Services, and Divisional Criminal Analytical Section; the Saskatchewan Coroners Service; the City of North Battleford Fire and Emergency Services; and fire examiners with the Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency.

Investigators obtained 15 judicial authorizations, interviewed approximately 160 witnesses, and gathered/processed more than 150 exhibits during the course of the investigation.

The apprehension of Wade Frenchman at the Saskatchewan Provincial Correctional Centre. On September 20, 2023, he is scheduled to appear in North Battleford Provincial Court.

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North Battleford RCMP and Saskatchewan RCMP Major Crimes continue to investigate the homicides of two female adults in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, on Christmas Eve, 2021. Alyssa LeCaine and Daphne Bear were discovered deceased on Friday, December 24, 2021, following a residential fire on the 1000 block of 108th Street in North Battleford, Saskatchewan. Their fatalities are classified as murders.

“With the increased quality and prevalence of privately or business-owned video surveillance systems, comes the opportunity to potentially utilize captured video to assist serious police investigations,” says Superintendent Joshua Graham, Officer in Charge of Saskatchewan RCMP Major Crimes. “In the video investigators released today to assist the ongoing investigation in North Battleford, viewers can note trim around the hood of the jacket and distinctive brown or yellow-coloured boots. We are hoping these two notable features will help us identify the individual in the video. Investigators would like to speak with this person as they may have important information about Alyssa and Daphne’s deaths.”

The individual is depicted in the alley between North Battleford’s 108th and 109th streets; they cross 10th Avenue and enter the alleyway beyond.

If the public has surveillance cameras in the aforementioned areas on December 24, 2021 between 3:00 and 3:45 p.m., they are encouraged to review their footage to determine if they captured this individual.

Report to law enforcement any findings or other activity captured during this time period.

North Battleford: Seeking information related to the homicide on December 24.

Saskatchewan RCMP Major Crime Unit continues to investigate the homicides of Alyssa LeCaine and Daphne Bear. They were discovered dead on North Battleford’s 108th Street on Friday, December 24, 2021, following a house fire. The investigation revealed that Alyssa and Daphne died prior to the fire and not as a consequence of it. Anyone with information regarding this homicide investigation should contact the North Battleford RCMP at (306) 446-1720.

You can also contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 anonymously. –30– North Battleford homicides have been determined. 2021-12-30 As a result of continued investigation by the Saskatchewan RCMP and the Saskatchewan Coroner’s Service, the two people found dead after a fire at a North Battleford residence are now deemed to have been murdered. The Saskatchewan Coroner’s Service concluded autopsies on December 29, 2021.

As this information is part of an ongoing investigation, the cause of death will not be disclosed. The deceased have been identified as Alyssa LeCaine, 25 years old, from North Battleford, and Daphne Bear, 20 years old, from Sweetgrass First Nation. Their relatives have been informed. Alyssa and Daphne were located in a North Battleford residence on 108th Street on December 24 after the North Battleford Fire Department responded to a fire there. A provincial fire investigator from the Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency will conduct an investigation into the origin of the fire.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the North Battleford RCMP at (306) 446-1720 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-8477.