The RCMP has determined the disappearance of 25-year-old Tiki Brook-Lyn Laverdiere is the result of foul play. The Saskatchewan RCMP Major Crime Unit North, with the help of the North Battleford and Prince Albert Forensic Identification Sections, and an analyst from the RCMP Forensic Laboratory in Edmonton, are now treating the investigation as a homicide.

Over the course of the last several days, Mounties have executed search warrants in a number of locations in North Battleford and are now reviewing the information gathered. Laverdiere, living in Edmonton, was reported missing in North Battleford on May 12. She was in the area of Thunderchild First Nation attending a funeral and wanted to return to Edmonton. She was last seen in North Battleford on May 1.

The investigation remains ongoing and police continue to follow up on information and tips provided by the public. The RCMP is committed to providing updates about the case as soon as they can. Anyone with information relating to the murder of Tiki Brook-Lyn Laverdiere is asked to contact Battlefords RCMP at (306) 446-1720, or (306) 310-RCMP. You may also contact CrimeStoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at www.saskcrimestoppers.com.