By David Giles – Global News
Mounties said Nia Eastman was killed by her father before he committed suicide in a Saskatchewan Amber Alert case.
Police said autopsies were completed Monday on Nia, 7, and her father, Adam Jay Eastman, but the specific cause of death will not be released.
They also said no other details will be released as no charges will be laid.
Nia’s body was discovered in a Choiceland home on Thursday, hours after the body of Adam Eastman was found on a rural property near Smeaton.
Nipawin RCMP had issued the Amber Alert after Nia was not returned home to her mother on Wednesday evening.
Nia’s death has sparked an outpouring of support in the community approximately 240 kilometres northeast of Saskatoon.
Over $27,000 has been raised to date on a Gofundme page set up for Nia’s mother Crystal after the tragic event.
The case has also raised questions as to why the Amber Alert was not broadcast on Saskatchewan’s emergency alert system.
Government officials said while they are capable of issuing missing person information, the administration of the Amber Albert program falls under the jurisdiction of the RCMP.
The RCMP said they would issue a statement on Tuesday addressing these situations.