Some members of the community were surprised Monday with reporting that RCMP were continuing to search for Tiki Laverdiere of Edmonton, having seen on social media that the family was planning a celebration of life for the 25-year-old woman.
“We have a dedicated team working on this and several other missing persons files right now,” Sgt. Jason Teniuk of the Battlefords RCMP told the News-Optimist Tuesday. “Once we have some credible and confirmed information we will ensure it goes out.”
Monday, May 20, Carol Laverdiere of Edmonton posted on her Facebook page, “Dear family & friends, it is with great sadness that our family announces the passing of our beloved daughter, sister and mother, Tiki Brook-Lyn Shirley Laverdiere. I apologize for posting it this way but I wanted to make sure everyone knows before it gets out otherwise.”
Carol Laverdiere, Tiki’s mother, told the News-Optimist Tuesday morning she has no comment about the matter.
Battlefords RCMP, with the assistance of the RCMP Major Crime Unit North, continue to investigate the disappearance of Tiki Laverdiere.