Tragically, the body of Loretta Saunders, of Newfoundland & Labrador, was found this week in New Brunswick.
Saunders’ aunt, Barb Coffey, said the full impact of the horrific crime likely won’t sink in until Saunders is brought back home to Labrador. Saunders, who was a student at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, is from Happy Valley-Goose Bay.
Saunders, 26, was researching missing and murdered aboriginal women for a thesis and was to graduate this spring. She intended to become a lawyer with a focus on aboriginal justice.
Saunders, who also was connected to Hopedale, disappeared Feb. 13. This week, police found her body and charged a man and a woman with murder.
She was three months pregnant.
Yes, horrific. Two precious and unique individuals became victims in that senseless act of murder but the trial will altogether ignore one of the human beings killed.
A remedy of justice would have been provided by Bill C-484 but, alas, Canadians were too paranoid about maintaining the rights of mothers themselves to kill their unborn children to take action on this bill in 2008.
RIP Loretta and child.