On the one-year anniversary of her daughter’s disappearance, Juliann Sorotski attended a small church mass, seeking hope and healing.
“I thought after a year it would maybe get a little bit easier. It doesn’t seem to get any easier,” Sorotski said.
Sheree Fertuck was last seen Dec. 7, 2015 when she sat down at the kitchen table of her family’s farmhouse east of Kenaston, Sask. After lunch, the mother of three and grandmother of one drove her semi-truck to a nearby gravel pit.
“She loved her children and cared for them dearly and that’s why she worked so hard, so that she could provide for them,” Sorotski said.
Sorotski reported her daughter missing the next day after finding Fertuck’s empty vehicle at the pit.
Multiple RCMP units began searching by air, ground and water. Volunteers also scoured the countryside, but never found Fertuck.
In April, police declared Fertuck’s disappearance a homicide, though no charges have been laid and a body hasn’t been found.
New information came to light in a January production order seeking access to a Fertuck family law file.
RCMP Cpl. Jeremy Anderson stated he had reasonable grounds to believe that the victim’s husband, Greg Fertuck, “did commit murder on the person of Sheree Fertuck.”
Greg Fertuck denies the allegation, according to his lawyer Morris Bodnar.
Police and the victim’s family continue to seek help from the public regarding the active investigation.
“Just tell us where she is so we can bring her home and … if she is deceased, give her a proper burial,” Sorotski said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Saskatchewan RCMP.