RCMP has charged a man in the slaying of two people on Christmas Eve in 2021 in North Battleford. Wade Frenchman  is charged with two counts, first degree murder, in the deaths of Alyssa LeCaine, and Daphne Bear.

“On December 24, 2021, most people were getting ready to begin holiday celebrations. However, that’s when an absolutely senseless tragedy struck for the friends and family of Alyssa and Daphne, and for the Battlefords community at large. Our thoughts continue to be with these young women’s loved ones as we announce these charges today. It’s our hope that it will help provide some closure as they continue their grieving and healing processes,” says Supt. Josh Graham, officer in charge of Saskatchewan RCMP Major Crimes. “This was a complex investigation, one that took time to complete. I’m grateful to our dedicated Major Crimes investigators, and our many partners, who conducted a thorough investigation that allowed us to support these first-degree murder charges.”

Investigators interviewed approximately 160 witnesses, and gathered or processed more than 150 exhibits during the course of the investigation.

Wade Frenchman was arrested at the Saskatchewan Provincial Correctional Centre. He is scheduled to appear in North Battleford Provincial Court on September 20.