CKOM News has learned the man who was found dead in his cell at the Saskatoon Correctional Centre on Friday was John Glen MacAulay.
A government source confirmed MacAulay’s death Monday.
McAulay, 46, was on remand for the death of Norman Playter. He was charged with second degree murder and offering an indignity by interfering with human remains for allegedly putting Playter’s body in a refrigerator before burning the remains.
MacAulay was found alone and unresponsive in his cell early Friday morning.
Emergency crews were called around 5:30 a.m. and attempted to resuscitate him, but were unsuccessful. He was pronounced dead at 6:30 a.m.
Police do not suspect foul play because MacAulay was alone in his cell at the time.
Saskatoon Police Major Crimes continue to investigate. The coroner will also do an investigation and likely an inquest while the Ministry of Justice conducts an internal investigation to determine what happened, what policies and procedures were in place and if they were followed.