Seventh person charged in death of Tiki Laverdiere

Nikita Cook wanted on a Canada-wide arrest warrant for the death of Tiki Brook-Lyn Laverdiere. (Photo courtesy of Saskatchewan RCMP)

Bailey Sutherland, Daily Herald

A seventh person has been charged in relation to the homicide of Tiki Brook-Lyn Laverdiere.

Nikita Sandra Cook, 31, of the Onion Lake Cree Nation, has been charged with first-degree murder and kidnapping. Cook is currently wanted on a Canada-wide arrest warrant for the charges relating to Laverdiere’s death.

RCMP warns that Cook should not be approached.

Tiki Laverdiere, 25, travelled from Edmonton to North Battleford to attend the funeral of her friend, Tristen Cook-Buckle, on April 27th. She had expressed wishes to return home to Alberta, but was last heard from by her family on May 1st. Her remains were found outside the city of North Battleford on July 11th, police concluded that her death was the result of foul play.

Seven people have been arrested in relation to her death. Four other women — Soaring Eagle Whitstone, 33, Shayla Orthner, 27, Danita Thomas, 32, and Nicole Cook, 36 — have been charged with first-degree murder, kidnapping, improperly interfering with a human body and vehicle theft.

Nicole Cook is Tristen Cook-Buckle’s mother.

Two men — Jesse Sangster, 23, and Brent Checkosis, 18, are accused of accessory after the fact to murder and theft of a motor vehicle. Checkosis is also charged with improperly interfering with a human body.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Nikita Sandra Cook is asked to contact their local RCMP Detachment or police service. They may also contact Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online