Police seek taxi for clues in missing Halifax woman case

Loretta Saunders. (Halifax Regional Police/HO)

Loretta Saunders. (Halifax Regional Police/HO)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:45 PM ET

Police in Halifax hope a taxi may provide some clue in the case of missing student Loretta Saunders.

Saunders, 26, hasn't been seen since Feb. 13, and has not been heard from since Feb. 14, though she usually has daily contact with her family.

Her car was found last week near Windsor, Ont., and two people were arrested.

Police have said the two people charged, Blake Leggette, 25, and Victoria Henneberry, 28, know Saunders, but wouldn't confirm reports the two were renting an apartment from her. Leggette and Henneberry are accused of fraud-related offences, possession of stolen property and failure to appear in court.

The fraud charges are for allegedly using Saunders' debit card after she went missing, Const. Pierre Bourdages said.

Saunders, who is reportedly three months pregnant, is writing her thesis at St. Mary's University about missing and murdered aboriginal women.

Her friends and family have been active on social media, in hopes of finding information, and have been crowdfunding donation to assist with search costs and to bring family from Newfoundland and Labrador to Halifax.

On Saturday, police put out a statement asking for any information about a taxi that was parked at the front entrance of Saunders' apartment building around 2:30 p.m. on the last day she was seen, Feb. 13, in the hopes someone in the vehicle might have witnessed something that could help the investigation.

Later Saturday night police announced they had identified the driver of the cab. No name was given.


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