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The death of a 14-year-old male whose body was found outside Ginew School on Roseau River First Nation Sunday is being treated as suspicious.
Marc Saindon, an investigator with the Dakota Ojibway Police Service, said their investigation into the death, with assistance from the RCMP, is ongoing. He added the body was found outside but could not confirm the age of the male.
A member of the reserve confirmed to The Carillon Sunday information that has been circulating on social media that Hyde Twix Hayden has passed away.
Alfred Hayden, an uncle and Roseau River councillor, said Monday morning beside the community police station this has been a traumatic period for the family, still reeling from burying the boy’s father two weeks ago. He said the family is declining to speak further at this time.
Saindon said the RCMP is holding an in-house briefing this morning. A public update is expected later today.
Border Land School Division superintendent Krista Curry said a critical incident team has attended Roseau Valley School in Dominion City Monday to provide support due to the death of a community member. She said she could not confirm if it was a student at the school who has died.
Ginew School was closed for the day as Dakota Ojibway Police Service members patrolled the rear of the school where the body was located.
Students at the reserve transfer to Dominion City when they enter Grade 9.
The young man’s body was reportedly found frozen to death, APTN reported Sunday.
Update at 12:24 p.m. Monday with additional interviews.
Update at 2:35 p.m. Tuesday: RCMP has ruled the boy's death to be a homicide. An autopsy was done on Monday but cause of death won't be released. No arrests have been made. Police added they received a report of a possible deceased person on Sunday around 1 p.m.