CALGARY – A jury heard about forensic evidence found in the murder of Calgary father Ryan Lane, in day three of the first-degree murder trial.
The court learned Wednesday, a search of the home where Will Rempel lived with his parents led police to what is now key forensic evidence in the case.
Investigators found the receipt for the sale of a truck to an Airdrie salvage yard; it was sold to one day after Lane disappeared. Police seized the vehicle from Rainbow Salvage.
There were several stains found inside the Rempel’s truck and Sheena Cuthill’s Jeep. Samples from both were sent to a lab for DNA testing.
The jury has not yet heard the results of those tests.
Cuthill, her husband, Tim Rempel, and his brother Will Rempel are charged with the kidnapping and killing of Lane.
Timothy Rempel, Sheena Cuthill and Wilhelm Rempel are charged with the murder of 24 year old Ryan Lane who went missing in February 2012. Global News
Timothy Rempel, Sheena Cuthill and Wilhelm Rempel are charged with the murder of 24 year old Ryan Lane who went missing in February 2012.
Lane disappeared on Feb. 6, 2012, after getting a mysterious call from someone asking him to meet about custody of the daughter Lane fathered with Cuthill.
Police said they believed Ryan Lane was killed while embroiled in a custody dispute. Supplied
Police said they believed Ryan Lane was killed while embroiled in a custody dispute.
The Crown’s theory is that Will and Tim Rempel lured Lane to meet them, kidnapped and killed him, then sold the truck used in the offence.
Court heard Lane was recently granted visitation to the little girl.
The prosecution alleges that was the motive for the murder.
The jury trial is scheduled for six weeks.
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