Published: Sun, November 13, 2016
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

Online posts indicate the woman named in the court documents was Eastman's spouse and Nia's mother.

According to RCMP, Nia's body was found in a home in Choiceland, Sask., which is about a hour northeast of Prince Albert, at 12:45 p.m. Jennifer Hebert said at a news conference.

'All of us had hoped and prayed Nia would be located safely.

An Amber Alert was issued Thursday morning at the request of Nipawin RCMP. The alert was deactivated early Thursday afternoon.

When reached for comment via telephone, Jay Eastman's father, Morris, declined to comment.

Police did not immediately provide any further details.

Saskatchewan MP Ralph Goodale issued a statement about Nia's death.

RCMP said they are now undertaking a search in the area for Nia and said there is no indication that anyone else is involved in her disappearance.

"It is heartbreaking to lose a child, and nothing can ever make that right".

Melinda Fleming writes on a GoFundMe page that she wants to support Nia's mother, Crystal Eastman, during a tragic time. "We are all grieving together this most bad loss". Nia is a Grade 1 student at William Mason School. "You could be having the worst day possible and she would just look up at you and smile and everything was better". They are also in the process of meeting with the teachers and counsellors are in place, he added.

Nipawin RCMP believe Nia Eastman is with her father, 45 year old Adam Jay Eastman.

Neither Nia or Eastman were located in the vehicle.

"The school is grieving, as is the community, as is the family", said Rob McKay, superintendent of school services with the North East School Division. If they could, I'm sure they would have went over there every day!

"They really can't believe that its happened", he explained of area residents.

Eastman's Facebook public profile posts contain many photos of Nia, including one with the words "My World" superimposed over the photo.

On Wednesday, the page's cover photo was changed to a picture of a skull and crossbones with the slogan: "Leave me alone".

Ebert said autopsies have been ordered to determine how Nia and her father died.

"If people are sensing that there may be an issue, that someone may be unsafe, that someone may have a mental health issue that's putting a child at risk, it is our responsibility by law, and our responsibility as responsible citizens caring for each other in our communities, to report that", Schweitzer said. Him and his wife split up.

"She was a sweetheart", said Jason Gudmundson.

He said everyone with the technology company is heartbroken over the loss, and extended condolences to the girls mother, her fathers family “and anyone Nia touched in her short life.”.

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