Natasha went missing in September 2010 from Prince George BC and although Natasha’s body has not been located the RCMP have laid murder charges against 21-year-old Cody Legebokoff. Natasha’s family is desperate to find her body so they can give her a proper burial and start the healing process for the whole family. The lack of closure is what the families of missing loved ones all suffer from. As well as a loving daughter, Natasha is a much-loved and missed mother and friend to many. Natasha’s family released the following statement after the family has a smudging ceremony which is intended to help people set aside negativity and bring a pure heart to the occasion before them:
“Today we came here to pray and smudge the apartment where we lost our beloved Natasha. The loss of Natasha has had a very devastating impact on our family. It is hard enough to accept the fact she is gone, let alone not having the ability to lay her to rest. We need her back to help in our family’s healing process. We feel like we are being tormented by Cody because he is not giving her back. Her children have been emotionally scarred. As they grow older they will learn what has really happened to their mother. It’s hard to answer the questions they ask now, they know their mother has passed and that she is still missing. This is a nightmare our family is reliving on a daily basis. We wake up every morning wondering if today is the day she is found, is today the day Cody loses his power over our family! I urge the public to come forward with any tips they have small or big on Cody’s activities prior to his arrest! No information is too small; it may lead us to Natasha! Our hearts go out to the Maas family, the Leslie family and the Stuchenko family. You are not alone in this horrifying journey we have all had to endure! No one deserves this; our loved ones didn’t deserve this! He preyed on their vulnerability!”
Police are asking all hunters, hikers and anyone who explores the Northern BC area to keep an eye out for the body of Natasha. Three other victims of the murderer accused of killing Natasha were found on just off of gravel roads outside the city limits.