September 22, 2020
On September 16, 2020, officers from the Yorkton RCMP Detachment, Yorkton RCMP Forensic Identification Section and the Saskatchewan RCMP Major Crimes Unit-South (MCU-S) investigated the report of human remains located near Highway 16, approximately eight kilometres west of Springside, SK.
The body of an adult male was located a short distance off the highway.
A forensic autopsy was conducted yesterday in Saskatoon. A Saskatchewan RCMP Forensic Anthropologist, Dr Ernie Walker, assisted in identifying the human remains, which were determined to be 40-year-old Darwin Keith Whitehawk. He was reported missing to the Yorkton RCMP Detachment in late July, 2020.
The circumstances surrounding the death of Darwin Keith Whitehawk continues to be investigated by the Saskatchewan RCMP MCU-S and the Yorkton RCMP Detachment.
Anyone with information about the activities of Darwin Keith Whitehawk leading up to his disappearance in late July, 2020, is asked to contact the Yorkton RCMP at 306-786-2400. Information can also be submitted anonymously to Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submitting a tip online at www.saskcrimestoppers.com.
Yorkton RCMP: Request to locate Darwin Whitehawk
The Yorkton RCMP, with the assistance of the RCMP Major Crimes Unit South, is continuing to search for Darwin Keith Whitehawk.
Several interviews have been conducted, information and possible leads have been followed up on, but Darwin has still not been located.
It is highly unusual for Darwin to be out of touch with his family and friends for such a long period of time, which is raising concerns about his well-being.
It is believed Darwin was last seen in Yorkton on July 25th. He is last known to be from the Yorkton area and has several acquaintances there and in Regina. It is possible he is travelling within southern Saskatchewan and may not know police and family are searching for him.
Darwin Keith Whitehawk is described as being 5'8", approximately 250 lbs, with brown hair and brown eyes. Identifying tattoos include a tattoo of "DW" on his left hand, and "NS" on his right hand. He was last seen wearing a white sweatshirt, pants and shoes.
If you have any information about the location of Darwin Keith Whitehawk, please contact the Yorkton RCMP at 306-786-2400. Information can also be submitted anonymously to Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submitting a tip online at www.saskcrimestoppers.com.