Red Deer man pleads guilty to murdering two women near Lloydminster two years apart

By Troy Gillard (Twitter: @Troy_Gillard)
September 11, 2017 - 12:39pm Updated: September 11, 2017 - 1:31pm

A Red Deer man has pleaded guilty to the murders of two women in east central Alberta dating back to a decade ago.

The body of Jeanette Chief, 48, was found in a river near Lloydminster in June 2007.

Violet Heathen, 49, was last seen in the Lloydminster-area in May 2009. Her remains were found six months later in a rural area near Kitscoty.

In March 2016, RCMP arrested Gordon Alfred Rogers, 61, and charged him with two counts of first-degree murder.

Friday in Edmonton, Rogers pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder.

A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for Jan. 19, 2018.

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