Fort St. John homicide case adjourned two more weeks

Sean Marks

The Court case against John Wendell Keyler, 35, for the murder of Sarah Foord, 38, has been adjourned for another two weeks.

Foord, 38, was reported as a missing person to the RCMP on July 10th, 2020. It was originally suspected that Foord may have been with her boyfriend, Keyler, but he was found unharmed days later in Surrey.

On July 13th, 2020, the BC RCMP North District Major Crime Unit became involved when the current investigators were unable to rule out foul play. Along with the Major Crime Unit, the Fort St. John RCMP, Surrey RCMP, Forensic Identification/Forensic Search Units, Police Dog Section and other units from across BC and Alberta worked tirelessly to try and locate Foord.

On July 24th, 2020, the investigation resulted in the recovery of human remains in a remote location approximately 75 kilometers north of Fort St. John. Following a consultation with the BC Coroner Service and Foord's family, it was confirmed that the remains found were Foord.

On July 25th, 2020, the BC Prosecution Service approved one count of murder against John Wendell Keyler for the murder of Sarah Foord and was arrested without incident in Fort St. John.

Keyler's first court appearance was on Thursday, July 28th, 2020, but was adjourned for two weeks due to a lack of legal representation.

Keyler made his second appearance on Monday August 10th, 2020. Keyler's legal representation, Surrey-based lawyer Kelly Merrigan, asked for another adjournment to review the evidence in the case against Keyler.

Keyler's next court appearance is scheduled for August 24th, 2020. The impending bail hearing is under a publication ban.

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