RCMP Provides Details On Murder of Missing Child – Suspect Also Charged With ‘Indignity To A Body’ [YouTube]
Two year-old Hailey Dunbar Blanchette of Sweetgrass, Montana was allegedly murdered, along with her father, by a man identified as Derek James Saretzky, in Blairmore, Alberta, Canada.
Cpl. Sharon Franks with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Public Affairs Division, told KGVO News that Saretzky was apprehended yesterday and charged with two counts of first degree murder for the deaths of Hailey Dunbar Blanchette abd her father, Terry Blanchette, 27.
Franks added that Saretzky was also charged with an additional felony, 'Indignity To A Body'.
"That means if you were to touch or move a body after it was deceased, that could be part of that charge," Franks said.
Canada does not have the death penalty, and Franks would not speculate on what the sentence might be should Saretzky be convicted.
"Certainly, life in prison might be one of those options," she said. "but as to what this particular individual may get upon conviction, I wouldn't be able to speak to."
Franks thanked all the media outlets and social media contacts that spread the word about the Amber Alert in the effort to find Hailey.