Saskatchewan RCMP investigate deaths of mother, two kids as murder-suicide

NORTH BATTLEFORD, Sask. — RCMP are investigating the deaths of two children and their mother in west-central Saskatchewan as a murder-suicide.

Police say Mounties responded to a house fire call on June 4 in a residential neighbourhood in North Battleford.

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First responders found the body of Tammy Fiddler, who was 39, outside the home.

Witnesses say she had been removed from the home by her common-law partner just before police arrived.

Firefighters found the bodies of seven-year-old Tessa and 11-year-old Wesley Bryant inside.

RCMP say experts have examined the fire, forensic autopsies are complete and Mounties have conducted more than 30 interviews.

"After extensive investigation of the evidence gathered to date, RCMP believe this incident was the result of a murder-suicide," police said in a release Thursday.

"The 39-year-old female was identified as Tammy Fiddler, who was responsible for the death of her two children: 7-year-old Tessa and 11-year-old Wesley Bryant."

RCMP say surviving members of the family are being helped by the victim services unit.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 11, 2020

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