The Horror, 39 Year Old Megan Huntsman Arrested After Police Discover 7 Dead Babies at her Home in Pleasant Grove, Utah …Charged with 6 Counts of suspicion of Murder

Police make a grisly discovery in Pleasant Grove, Utah.

39 year old Megan Huntsman has been arrested on suspicion of six counts of murder. The Pleasant Grove police found seven dead infants, six of them in cardboard boxes. The bodies were found at a home where Huntsman had lived until 2011. The residence is currently occupied by family members of her estranged husband. Good grief, does no one do house/garage cleaning these days?

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Pleasant Grove police made a grisly discovery Saturday: seven dead infants, six of them in cardboard boxes.

Megan Huntsman, 39, was arrested early Sunday morning on suspicion of six counts of murder.

Police believe she gave birth to the babies then killed them over the past decade, according to a police news release.

On Saturday, police responded to a call from Huntsman’s ex-husband about a dead infant found inside a Pleasant Grove home that Huntsman lived in until 2011. Officers arrived and found the body of a newborn infant, who appeared to be full term, according to the release.

Police obtained a search warrant for the home and found six more babies packaged in separate cardboard boxes inside the garage, said police Capt. Michael Roberts.

Investigators learned that Huntsman allegedly gave birth to the infants, then killed them, over a 10 year period, the release adds. Her ex-husband is believed to be the father, but investigators are still working on DNA tests, Roberts said.

3 People Dead after Shootings at Jewish Community Center, Village Shalom in Overland Park, Kansas (Update: Suspect Yells “Heil Hitler” While Being Arrested)(Update: Suspect ID’d as Glenn Frazier Cross, aka Glenn Miller, Former grand dragon of the Carolina Knights of the KKK)

Three people have been killed and two others injured after a shooting at Village Shalom, a Jewish Community Center, in Overland Park, Kansas. The fatal shooting took place on the eve of Passover.  A 14 year-old boy and his grandfather were killed outside the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City. A female was killed a few minutes later in the parking lot at Village Shalom, an assisted living facility. Two of the victims were a grandfather and grandson who were members of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, KS.

 

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VIDEO – KCTV 5, click here to watch video (pic – screen grab from video)

Police will not yet call this a hate crime; as they are reporting this as a possible hate crime. Possible??? However, we will … THIS IS A HATE CRIME!!!

Authorities are investigating whether the shootings were a hate crime, Overland Park Police Chief John Douglass told reporters.

“It’s too early in the investigation to try to label it. We know it’s a vicious act of violence. Obviously, at two Jewish facilities, one might make that assumption, but we’re going to have to know more about it,” he said.

When some one asks the following before killing someone, chances are it is a hate crime … “Asking someone if you are Jewish before shooting sounds very much like a hate crime,”  Rabbi Herbert Mandl, a chaplain with the Overland Park Police Department, said.

Press Conference – CNN

UPDATE I: Police take shooting suspect into custody.

Police took one man into custody at the Valley Park Elementary at 123rd and Lamar. The man was heard yelling “heil Hitler” as he was taken into custody. However, investigators say it is too early to label the incident as a hate crime.

The person of interest is described as a man in his 70s. Investigators say he is not from the area and there’s no indication that he knew the victims. His identity has not been released at this time. He is being held at the Johnson County Detention Center.

UPDATE II: Suspect ID’d as 73 year old Glenn Frazier Cross, who also goes by Glenn Miller, is a known white supremacist.

Glenn Frazier Cross, aka Glenn Miller, is a former “grand dragon” of the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.

Glenn Frazier Cross, 73, was arrested at 1:28 p.m. He is being held by Overland Park police on multiple charges including premeditated first-degree murder, according to online jail records.

Cross, who also goes by Glenn Miller, is a known white supremacist and known for his anti-Semitic thoughts. He is a former grand dragon of the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. He is a perennial candidate for office, including running in 2006 against then-U.S. Rep. Roy Blunt, R-MO. He ran against Blunt in 2010 when Blunt was elected to the Senate.

Cross made headlines in the 2010 campaign for his racist and anti-Semitic campaign ads. Federal law required broadcast stations to air the ads even though they did not want to put such vile rantings on their airwaves.

School Stabbing at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, PA …Up to 20 Hurt in Pittsburgh-Area Attack (VIDEO)(Update: 7 Victims are reported with Life Threatening Injuries)(Update: Suspect in custody)(Update: Stabbing Suspect Named …Student, Alex Hribal)

BREAKING …

As many as 20 students were hurt when a student went on a stabbing rampage through the classrooms and hallways at the Franklin Regional High School in  Murrysville, PA, outside Pittsburgh on Wednesday morning. Up to 20 people have been injured because of the mass stabbing. Four to five individuals have been sent to local hospitals. Four victims are said to have serious injuries. The authorities are reporting that the suspect is in custody.

Victims, as young as 15, were taken to four Pittsburgh-area hospitals. Two were in the operating room and a third was on the way, Dr. Chris Kaufmann, a hospital trauma director, told CNN. One hospital reported that it had patients as old as 60.

The stabbings were reported at Franklin Regional High School, in the suburb of Murrysville. Ambulances swarmed the parking lot.

Stevens said that the first call for help from the school came at 7:13 a.m., shortly after the school opened its doors for the day. The situation was under control by 7:30 to 7:40, he said.

The school district website said that high school students and middle school students nearby were “secure,” and that elementary school had been canceled for the day. They cited “a critical incident” at the high school.

UPDATE: WPXI Live VIDEO -

UPDATE II: 20 injured in Pittsburgh-area high school stabbings, authorities say.

At least 20 students were injured Wednesday morning in a stabbing incident at Franklin Regional Senior High School in the Pittsburgh area, said Dan Stevens, an emergency management agency spokesman.

Four people were flown to hospitals by helicopter, he said.

A message on the Franklin Regional School District’s website said all of its elementary schools were closed after the incident, and “the middle school and high school students are secure.”

Authorities said a suspect was in custody

UPDATE III: 22 injured in knife attack at Franklin Regional High School …’He was just stabbing everybody in his way.

The charges might not reflect all victims, according to Westmoreland County public safety spokesman Dan Stevens. Two other students were treated for injuries that were not from being stabbed.

Mr. Peck told the court that the suspect made some statements after school officials tackled him that indicated he wanted to die.

Defense attorney Patrick Thomassey described his client as a good student with no prior criminal record and no history of addiction to drugs or alcohol. He said his client is not a loner and interacts well with other students.

Mr. Thomassey described the incident as “bizarre” and asked for a mental evaluation to determine whether his client will be competent for an April 30 preliminary hearing.

UPDATE IV: Pa. High School Stabbing Suspect Alex Hribal Not ‘Well-Liked’

Suspect Alex Hribal has been charged with 4 counts of attempted homicide and will be tried as an adult.

The 16-year-old student accused of going on a stabbing rampage today at a Pennsylvania high school “wasn’t a real well-liked kid” and had previously made death threats, the brother of a witness told ABCNews.com.

Alex Hribal is a sophomore at Franklin Regional High School, where the bloodshed happened today, said police. He’s being held at a juvenile detention center in Westmoreland County after being charged with four counts of attempted criminal homicide, 21 counts of aggravated assault and one count of possession of a weapon on school property.

He was denied bail.

Another Shooting at Fort Hood … 4 Dead Including Gunman … Shooter ID’d as 34 Year Old Fort Hood Soldier Ivan Lopez

If we learn nothing from history, be are destined to repeat it …

Sadly, yesterday we were witness to another shooting at Fort Hood where three people were killed and 16 individuals injured before the gunman killed himself. The shooter was identified as 34 year old Fort Hood Army specialist Ivan Lopez. According to Lt. Gen. Mark A. Milley, the shooter served in Iraq in 2011 and was being treated for “behavioral health and mental health” issues. Lopez  had been undergoing an assessment to determine whether he had post-traumatic stress disorder.

Have we learned nothing from the 2009 Fort Hood shooting where  Army psychiatrist, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan killed 12 soldiers?

VIDEO – CNN

There was a shooting on Fort Hood on Wednesday afternoon.

Three people are dead along with the shooter, and 16 others were injured. All were active duty military.

Thirty-four-year-old Fort Hood soldier Ivan Lopez was identified as the shooter. General Milley said that the shooter was being treated for mental issues, but not yet diagnosed with PTSD. The shooter is married with family in the local area, and he just arrived at Fort Hood in February.

Lopez is said to have been the only gunman.

Gen Milley believes the shooting started when he opened fire in a building. He then left the building, got into his vehicle, and fired. He then got out of his vehicle again and went into another building.  After entering the second building, he became face-to-face with an officer and that is when he shot himself.

UPDATE I: Many many more updates at the Jawa Report and the PJ Tatler.

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Spc. Ivan Lopez, Fort Hood, Warrior Transition Brigade

Pic from Rusty Shackleford – Twitter: @mypetjawa

UPDATE II: Press Conference (VIDEO)

The suspect, a soldier who had served in Iraq, “had behavioral health and mental health” issues, Milley told reporters late Wednesday.

The general said there was no known motive for the shooting.

“There is no indication that this incident is related to terrorism, although we are not ruling anything out,” he said.

The suspected shooter was wearing combat fatigues, said a U.S. official briefed on the shooting. He was armed with a .45-caliber Smith & Wesson handgun that he purchased recently, said Milley.

23 Year Old Courtney Cash, Great Nice of Legendary Country Singer Johnny Cash, Stabbed to Death in Tennessee … Wayne Masciarella Arrested & Charged With First Degree Murder

Great Niece of Johnny Cash stabbed to Death …

23 year old Courtney Cash, the great niece of the late legendary country singer Johnny Cash, has been stabbed to death at her home in Baxter, Tennessee. Courtney Cash was found stabbed to death and stuffed inside a large wooden box in her home on 8129 Rice Road on Wednesday morning. The man who lived with her, identified as William Austin Johnson, was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with multiple stab wounds.  Johnson was able to get out of the home with the couple’s young daughter and drive himself to a hospital in White County. The child was not hurt.

Andrews said the pair had gone out with a friend before an altercation took place in the house where Johnson and Cash lived with their young child. The friend, identified as Wayne Gary Masciarella, has been charged with first-degree murder.

Johnson escaped the attack and took the child with him before driving to the hospital, Andrews said. The scene inside the house was “somewhat bloody,” Andrews told reporters at a news conference.

“There was a struggle,” the sheriff said.

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Courtney Cash – photo from Facebook

Wayne Masciarella of Cape May, NJ was arrested in  Cookeville, TN and charged with first degree murder. Masciarella was booked and held without bond into the Putnam County Jail. He will have a preliminary hearing on April 21. Masciarella has been previously arrested more than 20 times in Putnam County. According to News Channel 5, Masciarella’s rap sheet includes charges for aggravated assault, possession and public intoxication.

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Wayne Masciarella – Facebook

A 27-year-old man has been charged with fatally stabbing the great niece of legendary country entertainer Johnny Cash.

Wayne Masciarella of Cape May, N.J. was charged with first-degree murder in the Wednesday death of 23-year-old Courtney Cash. He was also accused of stabbing her boyfriend, William Austin Johnson.

Putnam County Sheriff David Andrews said Masciarella had gotten into a dispute with Johnson and Cash at their Baxter home before he allegedly stabbed them both and fled. The three were believed to be friends, the sheriff said.

Tommy Cash, the brother of Johnny Cash and the grandfather of Courtney, issued a statement on the tragic event:

“We ask for your prayers for the Cash family at this time. Courtney and her boyfriend are beloved members of my family and like you we have a lot of questions and emotions that we are beginning to sort through today. We ask you to respect our privacy and appreciate all the support that the public and media has always offered me and my family, as we handle the loss of our grand-daughter. We are completely heartbroken.”

UPDATE I: According to local Sheriff David Andrews, the crime could have been a direct or indirect result of drugs.

Sheriff Andrews said he can’t comment on the murder weapon or a possible motive in the case, but he said it could be drug-related.

“This was a senseless, tragic death of a young lady whose life was probably taken as a direct or indirect result of drugs, and that’s just the world we live in. It’s just unfortunate that our people in our society lean so heavily on drugs to get through life,” Andrews said.

After Nearly 25 Years, 66 Year Old David Zimmer Arrested for the 1989 Murder of His Estranged Wife Cathy Zimmer … His Brother Robert Zimmer, Also Arrested

It’s the reason why there is no statute of limitations on murder … After nearly 25 years, two brothers arrested in the 1989 murder of Cathy Zimmer.

On March 8, 1989, 38 year old Cathy Zimmer and mother of two went missing from San Jose State University. Forty-eight hours later on March 10 Cathy Zimmer’s body was found in the trunk of her vehicle wrapped in a distinct looking, handmade, colorful quilt. Her car was parked at the San Jose airport and she had been strangled. For nearly 25 years there were no suspects and the case was cold.

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Cathy Zimmer

However, now after all this time two individuals have been arrested for the 1989 murder. Brothers, David and Robert Zimmer have been arrested in connection with the strangulation murder of Cathy Zimmer. 66 year old David Zimmer was the estranged husband of Cathy Zimmer. David Zimmer is expected to be arraigned early next week, . 69-year-old Santa Clara resident Robert Zimmer has been arraigned and is being held without bail.

Nearly 25 years after a Northern California woman was found strangled to death under a quilt in her car, authorities on Friday announced the arrest of her husband and his brother on murder charges.

The arrests came just weeks after prosecutors in Santa Clara County released new details in hopes of finally solving the case, including photos of the large, colorful quilt that covered Cathy Zimmer’s body when she was found March 10, 1989.

David Zimmer, 66, of Half Moon Bay, was arrested Friday in the slaying of his estranged wife. Cathy Zimmer’s body was found wrapped in a patchwork quilt in the backseat of her Chrysler New Yorker in a parking lot at San Jose International Airport in 1989, the Santa Clara County district attorney’s office said.

Authorities arrest husband and his brother in 1989 murder of Cathy Zimmer.

The breakthrough came just weeks after Santa Clara County prosecutors revealed the existence of the colorful patchwork quilt for the first time, hoping somebody would recognize it and lead them to whoever strangled the 38-year-old mother of two.

Instead, it appears DNA evidence found on an “intimate area” of Cathy Zimmer’s clothing helped lead investigators to her brother-in-law Robert Zimmer, 69, of Santa Clara. He was arrested last week and is being held without bail on a murder charge, according to a brief court document. His next court date is April 18, prosecutors said.

David Zimmer profited financially from his wife’s death, according to the District Attorney’s Office. Within a month of her slaying, he had sold their home for more than $225,000 and collected proceeds from two life insurance policies totaling $183,000, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

But citing an ongoing investigation, prosecutor Ted Kajani declined to provide many other details of how the cold-case unit he runs solved the case almost 25 years to the day of Zimmer’s death.

AMBER ALERT Issued for 11 Year Old Caitlyn Marie Virts Missing Since 3/6/14 in Dundalk, MD (Update: Maryland Girl F Safe in Florence, SC … Timothy Howard Virts Arrested)

An AMBER ALERT was issued for 11 year old Caitlyn Marie Virts who had been missing sunce Thursday, March 6, 2014 in Dundalk, MD. Caitlyn was last seen in the 3100 block of Ardee Way in Dundalk at approximately 7 a.m. Thursday.When police arrived to the home of the missing girl after some one in the home had reported a cardiac arrest, they found Caitlyn’s mother, 36 year old Bobbie Jo Cortez, deceased in her bedroom. Police believe Caitlyn was abducted by her father, Timothy Howard Virts, who police said was not supposed to have contact with her. An arrest warrant had been issued for Timothy Howard Virts in connection with her death.

The 11 year old Maryland girl is said to be traveling with her father, 38 year old Timothy Howard Virts, and believed to be driving a lack 1999 Dodge Durango with Maryland license plates 5AJ4458.

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 Caitlyn Marie Virts

An Amber Alert has been issued by the Maryland State Police in reference to an 11-year-old female missing from the Dundalk area and Baltimore County police say she is connected to a homicide investigation.

Caitlyn Marie Virts was last seen in the 3100 block of Ardee Way in Dundalk at approximately 7 a.m. Thursday. She is described as a white female, 5 feet tall, 80 pounds, and possibly wearing glasses. It is unknown what she might be wearing.

Caitlyn is believed to be with her father, Timothy Howard Virts. He is described as a 38-year-old white male, 6-foot-3 and 280 pounds. He should be driving a black 1999 Dodge Durango with Maryland license plates 5AJ4458.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Baltimore County Police at 410-887-7320 or 911.

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UPDATE I: Bobbie Jo Cortez’s death investigated by police as a homicide.

Cortez’s death is being investigated as a homicide. Police said Friday that Cortez died as a result of sharp force injury and that she had multiple cut wounds to her upper body. An autopsy is scheduled for Friday for her official cause of death.

Detectives have confirmed that Cortez was alive Wednesday and that she lived at the house with three children — Caitlyn, her twin sister and a boy — and two adults whose relationships with the victim have not been verified.

“The (other) children are safe and in custody of family members at an undisclosed location,” Baltimore County police spokeswoman Elise Armacost said.

Police said they believe the children and the two other adults were in the house when Cortez was killed, Armacost said Friday.

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Timothy Virts Arrested

UPDATE III:  Caitlyn Marie Virts found safe in Florence, SC … Timothy Howard Virts Arrested.

The Baltimore County girl who was the subject of an Amber Alert has been located, authorities said Friday night.

“We found her,” the Baltimore County police said of the 11-year-old girl, Caitlyn Marie Virts.

She was found unharmed in a motel in Florence, S.C., the police said. Also found there was the man the FBI said was her father, Timothy Howard Virts.

An arrest warrant had been issued for the father, in connection with the death of her mother, Bobbie Jo Cortez, 36, of Dundalk, Md., the county police said earlier.

Missing Maryland Girl Found; Father Charged With Murder.

The girl was found unharmed, according to a statement by the Baltimore County Police Department.

“Detectives will be traveling to South Carolina as soon as possible to continue the investigation,” said Corp. John Wachter in a statement.

#Virts is in police custody and will be returned to Maryland “pending an extradition process,” the statement said. Police hope to return the girl home as soon as possible.

33 Year Old Karla Villagra-Garzon Missing Since 2/24/14 in Elizabeth, NJ (Update: Karla Villagra-Garzon Found Dead, Husband Charged With Murder)

33 year old Karla Villagra-Garzon has been missing since February 24, 2014 in Elizabeth, New Jersey. According to her husband, Abayuba Garzon, told police that his wife said she was going to the Walgreens on Newark Avenue to get medicine for their 2 year old daughter at about 10:30 p.m. The Garzon’s home is on the 800 block of East Jersey Street, she walked to the store at 600 Newark Avenue. However, Karla Villagra-Garzon never made it to the store, according to surveillance video. Her husband reported her missing the following morning to police and has been cooperating in the investigation.

Hmm, last person to see Karla Villagra-Garzon wa the husband, who would let his 33 year old wife walk to a drug store at 10:30 pm in Elizabeth, NJ and the cameras at the Walgreens never caught her on camera? One might want to ask when was the last time she was seen by anyone else not named Abayuba Garzon.

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Karla Villagra-Garzon

On Feb. 24, Karla Villagra-Garzon told her husband, Abayuba, she was going to the Walgreens on Newark Avenue in city to get medicine for their 2-year-old daughter.

That was the last time her family saw of the 33-year-old woman.

Abayuba Garzon told police his wife left the couple’s home on the 800 block of East Jersey Street about 10:30 p.m. and walked to the store at 600 Newark Ave., police Lt. Daniel Saulnier said.

Villagra-Garzon is described as 5-feet tall, 120 pounds, with long black hair and brown eyes.

If any one has any information or knowledge of Villagra-Garzon’s whereabouts or about her disappearance, please call Detective Louchan Holmes at (908) 558-2032 or the Elizabeth police Communications Center at (908) 558-2111.

UPDATE I: Missing Elizabeth, N.J. Mom Karla Villagra-Garzon Found Dead Husband Charged With Murder.

The body of  Karla Villagra-Garzon was discovered inside a vacant brick building in Chatham Township Tuesday night. As I speculated above, the story of missing 33 year old Karla Villagra-Garzon never made much sense the way described by her husband, Abayuba Garzon. No man in his right mind would allow their 33 year old wife to walk to a drug store at 10:30 pm in Elizabeth, NJ to get medicine for their child. Abayuba Garzon then did not report her missing until the next morning. Sorry, but this one was a no-brainer and pointed to the husband from the outset. As previously stated, “One might want to ask when was the last time she was seen by anyone else not named Abayuba Garzon.” Why? Because he was the one who committed the crime.

A mother from Elizabeth, N.J. has been found dead more than three weeks after she was reported missing, and her husband has been charged with her murder.

Karla Villagra-Garzon, 32, was found by police late Tuesday in a vacant home on Southern Boulevard in Chatham Township, Morris County – about 20 miles from Elizabeth, Union County prosecutors said.

Rivas has been charged with first-degree murder and other offenses in Garzon’s death, prosecutors said. He was ordered held on $2 million bond by New Jersey Superior Court Judge Joseph P. Donohue.

The Murder Trial of South African Amputee Track Star Oscar Pistorius (The Blade Runner) Accused of Killing Girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp Begins Today … Neighbor Testifies, ‘Bloodcurdling Screams’ the Night of the Killing (LIVE FEED)

The long awaited murder trail of Oscar Pistorius begins today in South Africa …

This morning, South African amputee track star Oscar Pistorius, otherwise known as the “Blade Runner” pleaded not guilty in court to the murder of his model girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Oscar Pistorius has been charged with the Valentine’s Day 2013 murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

WATCH LIVE FEED OF TRIAL HERE.

Follow the murder trial HERE at the UK Telegraph.

CNN: Pistorius neighbor testimony - ‘Bloodcurdling screams’ the night of the killing.

Talk of “bloodcurdling screams” and shots in the night took center stage Monday in the first day of testimony in the murder trial of South African amputee track star Oscar Pistorius, who killed his model girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, last year.

“Something terrible was happening at that house,” Michelle Burger testified.

“Her shouts, her screams were petrifying,” she said later.

Burger was the only witness Monday in a trial that is expected to last a few weeks. Testimony was scheduled to resume Tuesday morning.

Under questioning by prosecutors, Burger told the court that she heard a woman’s screams and a man yelling for help.

“Just after 3, I woke up from a woman’s terrible screams,” she said. “Then I also heard a man screaming for help. Three times he yelled for help.”

UPDATE I: LIVE FEED OF TRIAL BELOW:

26 Year Old, Pregnant, St. Mary’s University Canadian Student, Loretta Saunders Missing Since 2/13/14 Has Been Found Dead in New Brunswick (Update: Blake Leggette & Victoria Lea Henneberry Previously Arrested, Now Charged with First Degree Murder)

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Loretta Saunders – Facebook

26 year old Loretta Saunders, a Canadian student, studying at St.Mary’s University in Halifax has been missing since February 13, 2014. Saunders is a criminology major was writing her honors thesis on missing and murdered indigenous women when she vanished. Saunders, who was pregnant, went missing on Feb. 13 after she allegedly went to collect rent money from Leggette and Henneberry, who were subletting a Cowie Hill Road apartment from her. Saunders was last seen alive on Feb. 13 in Halifax; however , her car, a 2000 Toyota Celica, was recovered near Windsor, Ont. on Feb. 18 and Henneberry and Leggette were both charged with theft of a motor vehicle.

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Sadly, two weeks after going missing, Loretta Saunders’ remains were found Wednesday on the median of the Trans-Canada Highway west of Salisbury, New Brunswick, according to Halifax Police.

Loretta Saunders’ body was found Wednesday afternoon in New Brunswick, not long after police ruled the missing Saint Mary’s University student’s case a homicide.

Investigators from the RCMP in New Brunswick and Halifax police located the remains just west of Salisbury, in the median off Route 2 of the Trans-Canada Highway, Halifax police said in a news release issued just after 6 p.m.

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Blake Leggette & Victoria Lea Henneberry, Twitter Photo

UPDATE I:  Blake Leggette, 25, and Victoria Lea Henneberry, 28, Cahrged with 1st-degree Murder of Loretta Saunders.

Halifax police laid first-degree murder charges Thursday against Loretta Saunders’ two roommates, saying the Saint Mary’s University student was killed at her apartment the day she went missing.

The pregnant Saunders, 26, died at the 41 Cowie Hill Rd. apartment Feb. 13, Supt. Jim Perrin of the Halifax Regional Police-RCMP integrated criminal investigation division said at a news conference.

Saunders had gone that day to collect rent money from Blake Leggette, 25, and Victoria Lea Henneberry, 28, whom Saunders’ boyfriend called subletters rather than roommates.

Charges of first-degree murder mean that police believe the crime was premeditated. Perrin said he does not foresee further charges at this point.

Henneberry and her boyfriend Leggette are due to face the charges in Halifax provincial court this morning, regional police said late Thursday afternoon.

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