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Police rule death at Saskatoon hotel not a homicide

Joseph Skillen was found dead at City Centre Inn & Suites on August 25, 2019. Supplied / Saskatoon Police Service

Saskatoon police say a man’s death at a Saskatoon hotel is not a homicide.

Joseph Raymond Skillen, 50, was found dead on Sunday morning by police officers at City Centre Inn & Suites in the 600-block of Idylwyld Drive.

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Police said at the time, the circumstances surrounding his death appeared to be suspicious.

Members of the major crimes and forensic identification services units were called in to investigate.

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An autopsy was performed on Wednesday and major crime unit investigators said they do not believe Skillen’s death was a homicide based on the results.

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Police said they continue to investigate Skillen’s death along with the Saskatchewan Coroner’s Service.

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