The United States sends Saskatchewan. woman, accused of faking her own death, returned to Canada to face criminal charges
A Saskatoon woman who said she was a victim of domestic abuse is to be deported to Canada after she was arrested in Oregon for allegedly using fake IDs to cross the border with her seven-year-old son.
Judge Stacie F. Beckerman of the U.S. District Court in Oregon on Wednesday ordered Dawn Marie Walker, 48, be surrendered to Canadian authorities.
Both the prosecution and defense consented to Walker’s return to Canada after she waived a formal extradition process, which would likely be lengthy.
Scott Kerin, Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Oregon, told the court that Walker’s return to Canada was in the interests of both countries.
Walker is due to be handed over to special agents from the US Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday.
Officers are to drive her to the Canadian border, where she is to be turned over to authorities and face charges filed by the Saskatoon Police Department, including public mischief and child abduction in violation of a custody order.