Hitman in Amanpreet Bahia murder charged with slaying of teen Katelyn Noble

Katelyn and Leona Noble
Teen Katelyn seen with mom Leona Noble during better times. The teen's body is still not found but a man is now charged wth first degree murder. - Handout photo.

Regina – A hitman serving time for the 2007 cold-blooded murder of Surrey mom Amanpreet Bahia is now facing another first degree murder charge.

RCMP Cpl. Rob King of Saskatchewan RCMP headquarters said they have not yet found the body of former Mission teenager Katelyn Noble but have charged Viktorovit Baranec, 41, with her slaying and committing indignities to her body.

Amanpreet Bahia Amanpreet Bahia was brutally stabbed to death at her home in 2007. A hitman, her husband and a realtor were convicted in the Surrey homicide. – Handout photo.

Katelyn was only 15 when she disappeared and King said numerous searches have not led to her remains. She had moved from Mission to live with her boyfriend and with Baranec.

Katelyn was last seen on August 27, 2007 in the Radisson area.

Police said the investigation into her disappearance and death has been complex and extensive.

“TheĀ 11-year long investigation has spanned the country from Ontario to British Columbia. It has been a long and stressful period for her family and today, investigators hope these developments begin to provide Katelyn’s family with some measure of comfort,” F Division RCMP said in a statement.

Baranec was arrested at a Federal Prison in British Columbia where he was serving time for the Bahia murder in which the woman’s husband and a realtor friend were also convicted. Bahia was brutally stabbed to death in front of two of her three young children in Cloverdale.

The search for Katelyn’s remains will continue. Her mother, Leona, has made numerous trips to Saskatchewan and organized searches for her daughter’s body.

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