RCMP Lay Charges in Blanchette Murders

RCMP lay murder charges in relation to Blairmore father and daughter homicides

Blairmore, AB – The RCMP has charged Derek James Saretzky, age 22, of Blairmore, Alberta with First Degree Murder in the homicides of Terry Blanchette and his 2 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 Mr. 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 September 23rd in Lethbridge Provincial Court, Room 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).