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SPS chief provides update on Fairhaven death, memorial walk planned

SPS chief provides update on Fairhaven death, memorial walk planned
SPS chief provides update on Fairhaven death, memorial walk planned

Friday marks one month since 66-year-old Harvey Myron Zoerb died unexpectedly on June 12 at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon.

Zoerb’s body was found just after 6 a.m. that day outside the Fairhaven School, where paramedics treated his injuries. He was then taken to hospital, where he died shortly afterward.

The investigation forced Fairhaven School to cancel classes for the day and Saskatoon police asked area residents to check their yards, trash cans and doorbells or security cameras for evidence that could be used in the investigation.

Since Zoerb’s death a month ago, no one has been arrested and no suspects have been identified.

In an interview with host Tamara Cherry on The Evan Bray Show, Saskatoon Police Chief Cameron McBride said they are still looking for evidence that could help them solve this murder.

“The investigation is ongoing. We’ve made more than one call to the community asking for any leads, any video surveillance that individuals may have,” he explained.

“In this case, we have not yet issued an arrest warrant, so we need every lead we can get and we are determined to pursue this,” McBride added.

According to McBride, this murder has shocked the community.

“It’s really had an impact,” he said. “We’re committed to working hard to fix this, but we need our community partners to help us as much as possible.”

McBride was unable to provide many new details, including whether or not Zoerb knew the alleged attacker.

“I can’t say anything about it yet. It’s all in the investigation. I can’t comment on that,” he explained.

McBride did say that Saskatoon police have a good reputation for solving murders.

Remembrance walk planned

As the first month of Zoerb’s passing approaches, a memorial walk has been organized to support the deceased and his family.

The walk is scheduled for July 11 at 6:30pm and will start at the 7-Eleven car park on Pendygrasse Road.