Sixth person charged in Tiki Laverdiere homicide

A sixth person has been arrested and charged in the Tiki Laverdiere homicide and RCMP say investigators are anticipating more arrests.

On Aug. 6, at the request of the Saskatchewan RCMP Major Crimes Unit North, Lloydminster RCMP arrested Soaring Eagle Whitstone of the Onion Lake Cree Nation at a residence in Lloydminster in relation to the homicide investigation of Tiki Brook-Lyn Laverdiere, stated an RCMP release Wednesday.

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Thirty-three-year-old Whitstone has been charged with first-degree murder, kidnapping, improperly interfering with a human body and theft of a motor vehicle.

Whitestone will make her next court appearance on Aug. 8 in North Battleford Provincial Court at 9:30 a.m.

Other recent arrests are as follows:

On July 28, at the request of Saskatchewan RCMP Major Crimes Unit - North, the Edmonton Police Service, arrested Jesse Sangster (DOB 1996-02-20) of Edmonton, Alberta in relation to the death of Tiki Laverdiere. He is facing charges of accessory after the fact to murder and theft of a motor vehicle

On July 31, officers of the Saskatchewan RCMP Major Crimes Unit - North arrested Nicole Cook of Edmonton, Alta., in Fort Saskatchewan, Alta. She is facing the following charges: first-degree murder; kidnapping; improperly interfering with a human body and theft of a motor vehicle. Nicole Cook is the mother of Tristen Cook-Buckle.

Tiki Brook-Lyn Laverdiere travelled to North Battleford at the end of April 2019 to attend the funeral of Tristen Cook-Buckle.

Shayla Orthner, Danita Thomas and Brent Checkosis were the first three to be arrested.

Orthner and Thomas have been charged with first degree murder, kidnapping, improperly interfering with a human body, and theft of a motor vehicle.

Checkosis has been charged with accessory after the fact to murder, improperly interfering with a human body and theft of a motor vehicle.

 

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