Police searches in place west connected to homicide case

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The  latest search for Troy Napope didn’t last long before investigators found what they believe to be his remains. Napope, 23, was reported missing June 6, 2015 after he was last seen at a party in Prince Albert on May 27. In November 2015, RCMP said Napope’s case was deemed a murder. At 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, another search began in the case, this time west of the Saskatchewan Penitentiary in Prince Albert.

At 9 a.m., an underwater recovery team found human remains in a slough on private property.  While an autopsy still has to be done on Friday, investigators believe the remains are those of Napope.

First-degree murder charges have been laid against two men in the case, Skylar Patrick Bird and Braidy Chase Vermette; Vermette was recaptured following a recent escape from custody in Prince Albert.

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