CP NewsAlert: Mountie charged with first-degree murder in Saskatchewan

Elias Hubbard
May 13, 2021

The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police "E" Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday, April 13, 2018.

Bernie Herman is scheduled to make his first appearance at Prince Albert Provincial Court on Thursday.

RCMP had been searching for 29-year-old Kelly Baht over the weekend, who they suspected of abducting Stephanie Bruch, 31.

RCMP say that on May 8 at about 11:50 p.m. CST, they were informed about a possible abduction after a friend had received a concerning message from a woman on Facebook.

The Prince Albert Police Service's Criminal Investigation Division is leading the investigation and has requested an independent observer to oversee their work on the case.

"As this RCMP investigation is now considered complete, we do not anticipate further updates and do not have any other information to share", the Mounties said in a media release.

An autopsy was to take place Thursday in Saskatoon.

Tebbutt wouldn't confirm whether the RCMP officer is a man or a woman, but confirmed the individual is stationed with the Prince Albert detachment.

In a release Wednesday night, Saskatchewan RCMP said Herman's duty status as a Mountie is in the process of being modified but did not say how.

"Public trust is essential for the RCMP to effectively serve and protect Canadians. Contraventions to the RCMP Code of Conduct are taken seriously and a modification to the member's duty status is now being processed".

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