07/16/2013 10:10 EDT | Updated 09/15/2013 05:12 EDT

Ian Buckwold Dead: Murder Charge Laid In Death Of Saskatoon Lawyer, Advocate


EMMA LAKE, Sask. - RCMP have charged a man in the death of a prominent Saskatoon lawyer who was also known for his years of work as a mental-health advocate in Saskatchewan.

The Mounties have identified the victim as 64-year-old Ian Buckwold.

Buckwold's body was found Sunday in a residence at Emma Lake, about 190 kilometres north of Saskatoon.

Police say Alvin Buckwold, who is 31, was arrested at the scene and is charged with second-degree murder.

He has appeared in court in Prince Albert and has been remanded in custody.

Mounties won't say how the two are related, but media reports identify the suspect as the victim's son.

Members of the Buckwold family were in court Tuesday where the deceased's daughter cried uncontrollably.

Ian Buckwold was a key figure in a campaign to build the Irene and Les Dube mental-health centre in Saskatoon.

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