Saskatchewan RCMP charge estranged with murder in woman's disappearance

REGINA — The estranged husband of a woman who disappeared from her family's Saskatoon-area farm in 2015 has been charged in her death.

Saskatchewan RCMP Supt. Derek Williams said Tuesday that Greg Fertuck is charged with first-degree murder as well as with indignity to human remains.

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Sheree Fertuck was last seen leaving her family's farmyard east of Kenaston on Dec. 7, 2015, and her semi-truck was found the next day at a nearby gravel pit.

By April 2016, investigators had determined the 51-year-old was the victim of homicide.

RCMP say the couple was separated at the time of Fertuck's disappearance.

"Any homicide investigation is complex at its nature," said Williams, adding that's especially true in historical cases.

He said Fertuck's body has not been found and police are still searching.

"The important thing here is that we find Sheree's body and bring her back to her family," said Williams.

Greg Fertuck was arrested Monday evening without incident on the outskirts of Saskatoon and Williams said he remains in custody.

His first court appearance is set for Wednesday in Saskatoon.

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