The Saskatoon police say human remains have been discovered along the South Saskatchewan River near the town of Saint Louis, Sask., about 125 km northeast of Saskatoon.
Police started what was supposed to be a four-day search for missing Métis woman Megan Gallagher early this morning.
“At approximately 2:30 p.m. today searchers on the river near the community of St. Louis located human remains,” said a statement from the Saskatoon police. “The SPS Forensic Identification Unit will be processing the scene and the Saskatchewan Coroners Service has been notified.
“Testing will be conducted to determine identity.”
The family joined the police to see the effort to find her.
Police have not confirmed that the remains are Gallagher.
Gallagher went missing in September 2020. Currently, eight people have been arrested in connection to the case.
A total of eight people currently face charges in her death and disappearance.
Two, Robert Thomas, 27, and Cheyann Crystal Peeteetuce, 29 have both been charged with first-degree murder.
Robin Tyler John, 34, was arrested early Thursday at a correctional facility in Beardy’s and Okemasis’ Cree Nation and is charged with unlawful confinement and aggravated assault of Gallagher.
The others, Roderick William Sutherland, 44, Ernest Vernon Whitehead, 41, John Wayne Sanderson, 44, and Jessica Faye Badger (Sutherland), 42, are charged with committing an indignity to a human body.
With files from Leanne Sanders