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Updated: Fri, 21 Feb 2014 12:50:27 GMT | By CBC News, cbc.ca

Loretta Saunders's sister pleads for search help



Loretta Saunders, 26, was reported missing on Monday. She was last seen Thursday evening and was in contact with friends online Friday afternoon. Halifax Regional Police

Loretta Saunders, 26, was reported missing on Monday. She was last seen Thursday evening and was in contact with friends online Friday afternoon. Halifax Regional Police

The sister of Loretta Saunders is asking anyone who has seen the missing Saint Mary’s University student or her vehicle to help police with the search.

Working with the Nova Scotia Native Women's Association, Delilah Saunders-Terriak, 21, spoke to reporters in Halifax on Friday morning.

Loretta Saunders, an Inuk woman from Newfoundland and Labrador, was last seen Feb. 13.

"Someone had to have seen her car or the people driving her car,” said her sister. 

Saunders-Terriak described her 26-year-old sister as strong. 

"She wouldn't want us wasting time crying," Saunders-Terriak said. 

A crowd-sourcing site has been started to help bring Saunders's five brothers and parents from Newfoundland to Nova Scotia to help in the search. By Friday morning, it had raised more than half of its $10,000 goal.

“We need to be together when we find out what’s going on, when we hear some good news," said Saunders-Terriak. "It still hasn't set in."

The car the Saint Mary's University student owns was found earlier this week in Harrow, Ont., south of Windsor.

Police in Ontario have charged 25-year-old Blake Leggette and 28-year-old Victoria Henneberry with possession of stolen goods and fraud.

Halifax police say they have obtained arrest warrants for the pair in relation to a stolen vehicle and plan to have them returned to Nova Scotia to face the charges.

Halifax police said people have called in with tips and sightings.

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