More Known About Death Of Poundmaker Teen

Tuesday, January 06, 2009 at 12:51



RCMP have released more information about a body found on railway tracks in North Battleford on New Year’s Eve.


Police say 15-year-old Utesin Baptiste of the Poundmaker First Nation died after being struck by a train.


They say he was hit by an eastbound train at 10:46 p.m. on December 30th.


His body was discovered by the crew of a westbound train at about 1 a.m. on New Year’s Eve.


RCMP say there is still no indication of any foul play in Baptiste’s death.


They also say alcohol is not believed to be a factor.


Police are continuing their investigation into the matter.