Human remains found after fire may be girl

Iesha Star Amy Rabbitskin, 10, is believed to have died in a fire on March 2, 2014, at a home on...

Iesha Star Amy Rabbitskin, 10, is believed to have died in a fire on March 2, 2014, at a home on the Witchekan Lake First Nation in Saskatchewan. (Photo: Beau Lac Funeral Home/QMI Agency)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:19 AM ET

Human remains found at the scene of a Saskatchewan house fire are likely a 10-year-old girl, RCMP say.

The cause of the March 2 house fire on the Witchekan Lake First Nation in Saskatchewan is still under investigation.

Police said the autopsy revealed "insufficient evidence to identify the human remains" but there is "considerable indication" the remains are 10-year-old Iesha Star Amy Rabbitskin.

Seven people were able to flee the fire, but Rabbitskin was unaccounted for, Mounties said.

Her death would be the fourth child to have died in fires on provincial reserves since September.

"When you hear stories of two children dying and the fire truck not being able to start and go provide some help, that is not acceptable," Saskatchewan Opposition NDP Leader Cam Broten said Monday, lamenting the disturbing trend.

Minister Responsible for First Nations Jim Reiter has said he plans to discuss the issue with federal Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt when the two meet next week.


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