The criminal case against John Wendell Keyler for the murder of Sarah Foord will proceed to jury trial, the Alaska Highway News has learned.
The decision was made March 10 following a preliminary inquiry, held for the court to decide whether there is enough evidence to convict an accused.
Keyler was arrested and charged at the end of July 2020 following a two-week investigation into Foord's disappearance from her home in Taylor. Her remains were found in a remote location 75 kilometres north of Fort St. John.
Keyler is charged with second-degree murder and has not been found guilty of the charge.
He is due back in court in May to set a date for trial.
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