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Charges laid in death of missing woman

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Compiled by Shari Narine








Ricky Jonathan Ross, 27, was arrested and charged with first degree murder and offering an indignity to a body in the death of Jodi Clarissa Roberts, 24.  Roberts, a mother of two, had been reported missing on Nov. 6. Her body was discovered Nov. 27 near Sucker River, approximately 30 kilometres north of La Ronge. Sucker River had been the focus of the search as glass and a piece of fabric, possibly from a hooded sweatshirt, had initially been found there. An autopsy was completed on Dec. 2 and determined that Roberts did not die from natural causes. The RCMP Major Crimes North Unit along with the La Ronge RCMP investigation led to charges being laid against Ross on Dec. 11. Ross appeared in La Ronge Provincial Court on Dec. 12.