Documents filed in Saskatoon Court of Queen's Bench have shed new light on the case of a missing woman believed to have been murdered.
Sheree Fertuck disappeared in December 2015. RCMP recently announced that they are treating the disappearance as a homicide investigation. At that time, police did not say if they had any specific suspects.
But court papers show the RCMP have been investigating Sheree's ex-husband, 62-year-old Gregory Mitchell Fertuck, for the alleged killing.
Fertuck's son, Lucas, applied earlier this year to assume control of his mother's affairs.
Documents filed in support of that application include a production order from the RCMP to a Saskatoon law firm, seeking documents relating to family property and child support litigation between Fertuck and her ex-husband dating back to 2011.
In that production order, North Battleford RCMP officer Jeremy Anderson stated that he had reasonable grounds to believe Greg Fertuck murdered Sheree Fertuck.
An affidavit dated March 20 and signed by Lucas Fertuck is also included in the file. In that sworn statement, Lucas Fertuck wrote that his father had tried to cash in joint investments from when he was still married to Sheree. He went on to write that the RCMP currently had the assets frozen, but that they had warned him they might not be able to keep them that way.
Morris Bodnar, Gregory Fertuck's lawyer, denied that his client had anything to do with Sheree Fertuck's death.
"I dont know what he's talking about -- (Anderson) says he has 'grounds for believing.' We don't know what they are. That's not disclosed. And if he put that into an affidavit to obtain a warrant, that affidavit is sealed and we don't have access to it at this time. And we don't know what he's talking about," he said.
RCMP declined to comment on the documents, stating that the investigation into Sheree Fertuck's alleged murder is ongoing.
No charges have been laid in the Sheree Fertuck case and no allegations against Gregory Fertuck relating to Sheree Fertuck's death have been proven in court.
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