Saskatchewan’s Office of the Chief Coroner has confirmed the identity of a man who was found dead after walking away from a care facility near Prince Albert on Boxing Day.
The coroner’s office confirmed the deceased was Frederick Stephen McKay, 59. Their office is currently awaiting the results of the autopsy, a spokesperson wrote in an email, and they will not be able to provide any further details until after the investigation concludes. Coroner’s investigations typically take roughly six months, the spokesperson said.
RCMP said McKay walked away from a care home roughly 10 km outside the city on Dec. 26. He was found deceased on a nearby grid road the following morning. The RCMP did not release any information about McKay, beyond his age, sex and race.
According to the RCMP, the incident is now under both internal and external investigation after “an initial RCMP review of this matter determined that our police response may not have been sufficient.”
The RCMP said the external investigation will be conducted by Saskatoon city police, with assistance from a Ministry of Justice observer.
The federal police force said the results of both investigations will be made public after their conclusion, but no further information will be released until that time.