Three years have passed and the family of slain Danil Tsannie is still searching for answers.
On Thursday, the teen’s mother and brother made a public appeal in a video shared by Saskatoon police on social media.
“I miss him every day. I just want answers,” Tsannie’s mother, Claire, said.
The 16-year-old was found dead outside a residence in the 100 block of Avenue I North around noon on April 1, 2015.
An autopsy later confirmed Tsannie died from a gunshot wound.
Investigators learned he had arrived at the residence after midnight with the intention of spending the night.
According to police, Tsannie was involved in a gang lifestyle at the time of his death. This impacted the investigation during the initial stages with an unwillingness of his gang associates to come forward and speak to officers.
However, as time passed, many people have come forward who were affected by Tsannie’s death and a better picture has emerged as to what happened that night.
“He was a very young, vulnerable kid willing to do anything and they used him,” his brother Jonathan said in the public video.
“If you’re a true friend, please come forward with any information. I know there’s a lot of you out there.”
While no charges have been laid, investigators believe there are still people who were close to the teen who are withholding information that could help his family find closure.
Anyone with information is asked to please contact the Saskatoon Police Service at 306-975-8300 or anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.