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Halifax police say case of missing university student now a homicide

HALIFAX – Halifax police say they are now treating the disappearance of university student Lorretta Saunders as a homicide.

Police say Saunders remains have not been located but investigators are making efforts to find her body so it can be returned to her family.

Police say they have identified suspects in the homicide and are not looking for any others.

They say charges are anticipated in the case.

The 26-year-old Saunders was last seen on the morning of Feb. 13 in the Cowie Hill Road area of the city.

She went to Saint Mary’s University in Halifax.

Her car was found last week near Windsor, Ont.

Ontario Provincial Police arrested 25-year-old Blake Legette and 28-year-old Victoria Henneberry, who were returned to Halifax to face auto theft charges.