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Story of Jeannette Chief

Jeannette Jean Chief, 48, was an outgoing woman who loved going on walks and spending time with family, she was just shy of turning 49.


On June 2, 2007 she went missing after leaving a bar in Lloydminster, Sask. Four days later, the mother of seven was found dead in a rural area about 16 kilometers north of the city.


Gordon Alfred Rogers, 61, of Red Deer, Alta., pleaded guilty to second degree murder in the death of Chief and another First Nations woman, Violet Heathen who was killed in 2009. In January 2018, he was sentenced to two life sentences with no eligibility of parole for 17 years.