RCMP have identified a central Alberta man accused of killing two aboriginal women whose bodies were found several years ago.
Gordon Alfred Rogers, who is 59 and from Red Deer, has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder.
The body of Jeannette Chief, who was 48, was found in June 2007, four days after she was last seen in Lloydminster on the Alberta-Saskatchewan boundary.
Violet Heathen, who was 49, was last seen in the same city in May 2009 and her remains were found six months later in a nearby village.
Police say Rogers had a “weak” relationship with Heathen, but did not know Chief.
Both women were from the Onion Lake Cree Nation north of Lloydminster.