RCMP arrest 4 people for murder of Damian Moosomin

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Four people have been charged with the 2020 murder of Damian Moosomin, 20, of North Battleford.

RCMP Major Crime Unit South charged Tye Partridge, 23, from Moosomin First Nation with first-degree murder and Jannay Blackbird, 32, from Saulteaux First Nation with second-degree murder. Stormy Wapass-Semaginis, 23, from Edmonton, and Melissa Semangis, 41, from Sweetgrass First Nation, were charged with accessory after the fact to murder.

“Investigators worked diligently since last May; gathering evidence, conducting interviews and continuing to push forward,” said Sgt. Donna Zawislak, RCMP Major Crime/Historical Case Unit South.

“What began as a missing person investigation has progressed to charges of murder and accessory after the fact.”

Moosomin’s body was found in the 1500 block of 105th Street in North Battleford on May 16, 2020. He was reported missing to police on May 11, 2020.

Partridge, Blackbird, and Semangis appear in North Battleford Provincial Court on April 27. Wapass-Semaginis appears in court next on April 28.

Lisa Joy, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Battlefords Regional News-Optimist