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Prince Albert, Sask. police confirms recent suspicious death deemed a homicide

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The Prince Albert Police Service (PAPS) confirmed that the suspicious death investigation they responded to on June 16 is now being investigated as a homicide.

This comes after the completion of an autopsy on June 17, 2022.

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“Police can confirm that the 41-year-old man located deceased on Thursday has been identified as Joseph Sayese from Prince Albert,” stated PAPS in a release.

“Investigators with the Criminal Investigation Division and Forensic Identification Unit executed a search warrant at a residence in the 200 Block of 10th Street East on Friday and continue to investigate.”

PAPS have made no arrests at this time.

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According to an earlier statement, PAPS responded to a report of a disturbance before 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 16, 2022, at a multi-unit dwelling in the 200 Block of 10th Street East.

When police arrived, they located a deceased 41-year-old man.

The Criminal Investigation Division and Forensic Identification Unit continues to investigate the suspicious death.

People can expect an increased police presence in the area as the investigation continues.

— with files from Andrew Benson

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