Sixth person charged in death of Edmonton woman found in Saskatchewan

Sixth person charged in death of Edmonton woman found in Saskatchewan

LLOYDMINSTER, Sask. — A sixth person has been charged in the death of an Edmonton woman — and police say they are expecting more arrests.

Tiki Brook-Lyn Laverdiere, who was 25, disappeared in April after travelling to North Battleford, Sask., to attend the funeral of Tristen Cook-Buckle.

Her remains were found on July 11 outside of North Battleford by a police dog.

Saskatchewan RCMP say officers have arrested Soaring Eagle Whitstone of Onion Lake Cree Nation at a home in Lloydminster.

She has been charged with first-degree murder, kidnapping, improperly interfering with a human body and theft of a motor vehicle.

Whitstone, who is 33, will appear in North Battleford provincial court on Aug. 8

Five others have already been charged in Laverdiere’s death — including Nicole Cook, who is the mother of Cook-Buckle, also a homicide victim.

Cook, along with North Battleford residents Danita Thomas, 32, and Shayla Orthner, 27, are facing the same charges as Eagle Whitstone.

Brent Checkosis, an 18-year old from North Battleford, has been charged with accessory to murder, improperly interfering with a body and theft of a vehicle.

Edmontonian Jesse Sangster, 23, has been charged with accessory after the fact and motor vehicle theft.

Investigators with the RCMP said they are anticipating more arrests.

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