Hailey Blanchette-Dunbar found dead

48549_feature-haileyThe RCMP has charged Derek James Saretzky, 22, of Blairmore, Alberta with first degree murder in the homicides of Terry Blanchette and his two-year-old daughter Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette.

Saretzky has been in police custody since yesterday when he was arrested as a suspect in the death of Blanchette and the disappearance of his daughter Hailey, whose body was found in a rural area near Blairmore yesterday afternoon. Saretzky also faces one count of indignity to a body in relation to Hailey’s death. Saretzky will remain in police custody pending his first court appearance at 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 23 at Lethbridge Provincial Court in Courtroom 001.

Anyone with information that might assist police in the investigation into these deaths is asked to call Crowsnest Pass RCMP at 403-562-2866. . Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers with information at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).