Halifax police locate Loretta Saunders’ body

Halifax police are now treating the disappearance of a missing Inuk woman as a murder.

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HALIFAX–Halifax police said the body of a missing Inuk woman was found late Wednesday afternoon along the Trans-Canada in New Brunswick.

Loretta Saunders’ body was found at about 4:30 p.m. local time in the median of the Trans-Canada near Salisbury, NB. Saunders was 26.

Police said in a statement that forensic investigators from Halifax police and the RCMP are currently retrieving her remains.

Halifax police said earlier in the day that they were treating Saunders’ disappearance as a murder and suspects had been identified. Charges are expected to be laid soon.

Saunders, a university student originally from Labrador, was reported missing to police by her family on Feb. 17. Her car was located the next day in Harrow, Ont.

Blake Leggette, 25, and Victoria Henneberry, 28, were both charged with stealing the car and are incarcerated in Halifax.

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