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Suspicious death ruled a homicide: Battlefords RCMP

The death of Ryan Gatzke on Oct. 18 in Battleford, Sask., has been ruled a homicide, RCMP say.
The death of Ryan Gatzke on Oct. 18 in Battleford, Sask., has been ruled a homicide, RCMP say. File / Global News

Battlefords RCMP say they are searching for three suspects in the death of Ryan John Gatzke in Battleford, Sask.

Gatzke, 27, was found by officers just after 1:30 a.m. on Oct. 18 at a home in the 100 block of 26th Street West.

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He was rushed to hospital and later declared dead.

Three individuals are believed to be involved in Gatzke’s homicide, police said, adding they “consider the homicide to be an isolated incident.”

Mounties believe members of the public may have “crucial information or evidence that can help police identify the individuals involved and determine the circumstances that led to Gatzke’s death.”

Anyone with information is being asked to contact Battlefords RCMP at 306-446-1720 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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No other information has been released by police as they continue to investigate.

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