Vigil In Loretta Saunder’s Honour

Loretta Saunders, 26, disappeared in Halifax February 13.

A candlelight vigil remembering a murdered Halifax woman takes place at Point Pelee National Park.

The Caldwell First Nations, ONE and Amnesty International organized the vigil tonight at 7pm to stand up against violence against Indigenous women and girls.

Police found the Inuk woman’s body on the side of the Trans-Canada Hwy. in New Brunswick 13 days after she disappeared February 13. Her car was found days later in Harrow. Blake Leggett, 25, and 28-year-old Victoria Henneberry face first-degree murder charges.

Saunders, a criminology student at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, was studying violence against Aboriginal women at the time of her death.

Amnesty International will circulate a petition at the vigil and collect donations for two scholarship funds set up in Saunders’ honour.