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Autopsy suggests boy who died on Saskatchewan reserve was assaulted, killed

08/26/2013 02:33 EDT | Updated 10/26/2013 05:12 EDT
BROADVIEW, Sask. - Mounties say autopsy results suggest a boy who died on a Saskatchewan reserve last week was the victim of a homicide.

Six-year-old Lee Allan Bonneau was found Wednesday in a wooded area with serious injuries on Kahkewistahaw (kack-ah-WISH-tah-haw) First Nation, east of Regina.

He had been reported missing a couple of hours after being spotted playing with dogs outside the band's community centre, where people had gathered for bingo.

Searchers later found the child about two blocks away from the hall and he was rushed to hospital, where he died of his injuries.

RCMP say his wounds were consistent with an assault.

They say they are talking with residents and trying to piece together the last hours of the boy's life.

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