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The search for a missing Inuk woman from Halifax is now a major crime investigation after police in a small Ontario town found her car driven by two other people.
Halifax police said the OPP in Harrow, Ont., near Windsor, located Loretta Saunders car and charged the people inside. A 25-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman were arrested without incident and are currently in the custody of the OPP on charges of possession of a stolen vehicle and for outstanding warrants.
Blake Leggette and Victoria Henneberry appeared in Windsor court Wednesday making their names public.
The warrant for the Henneberry is based from Nova Scotia for failing to appear on a threat charge unreleated to Saunders. Leggette also had a warrant for failing to appear in Calgary but Halifax police couldn’t say immediately for what.
It appears the pair share a Facebook account based in Halifax and they knew Saunders police said.
Halifax police said the investigation into the pair is “progressing” but wouldn’t comment further, including whether the pair are helping police locate Saunders.
Saunders is three months pregnant.
Halifax police are now treating Saunders’ disappearance as suspicious and she was seen Feb. 13 but her social media accounts were active Feb. 14. Her parents reported her missing Monday. Police said she called her parents several times a day.
Police said she was attending St. Mary’s University and reports suggest she was working on a missing and murdered women thesis.
Loretta is described as an Inuk woman, 5’7”, 120 lbs. with light brown straight hair.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 902-490-5020. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip – Tip 202 + your message to 274637.