Sudden Death Now Being Considered A Homicide

An autopsy has confirmed the victim to be James Satre, 64, of Medicine Hat. His injuries were not self-inflicted and not related to a medical event.

Medicine Hat Police Service release:

On October 11, 2017, members of the Medicine Hat Police Service (MHPS) responded to an assist EMS calls for service.  Upon arrival at scene, officers located a deceased male in the 1100 block of Mill Street SE.

The Major Crimes Section (MCS) was called out to investigate the incident and determined that the death was suspicious in nature. The deceased male was transported to Calgary for an autopsy and has been confirmed to be James Satre, age 64 years, of Medicine Hat, Alberta. His next of kin has been notified.

The results of the autopsy have determined that the injuries to the deceased were not self-inflicted and not related to a medical event.

The MHPS MCS continues their investigation into this file, which is now considered a homicide.

The intersection of Mill Street SE and Smelter Avenue remains closed at this time and the public will be notified when it has re-opened.

Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to contact the MHPS Major Crimes Section at 403-529-8420 or provide at tip anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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