RCMP Major Crime Services is renewing calls for information into a double homicide in Northland Denesuline First Nation. On September 9, 2021, first responders attended to a house fire in Northland Denesuline First Nation. Upon examination of the scene, investigators discovered the remains of Brent Denechezhe, 31, and Leona Tssessaze, 24. Tragically, two lives were lost, two families shattered, and a community left reeling and searching for answers.

Within days of the fire, RCMP Major Crime Services investigators were engaged and it was determined the deaths were the result of a homicide. An intense investigation ensued, and investigators continue to work on putting all the pieces together.

“We’re bringing attention to this tragic event and renewing calls for information. We believe there are people out there who have valuable information about these murders. We are encouraging the public to call the tip line set up to receive information in relation to the murder of Brent and Leona,” said lead investigator Constable David Giroux. “No detail is insignificant. If you have anything to share, please call our tip line at 431-489-8112. Your contribution could be the key to finding answers for the families and community.”

Investigators are once again present in the community and will continue to look for answers for Brent and Leona’s families.