Pretrial adjourned in David Palmer murder case
|By Mark Arike - Staff Writer | March 31, 2017
A pretrial hearing in the murder of Bowmanville
man David Palmer was adjourned this week to May 15 at the Lindsay courthouse.
“Nothing happened on Monday [March 27],” a court services representative told The Highlander.
She didn’t have any information about why the pretrial was postponed.
Last October, Fenelon Falls resident William Savage, then 47, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the death of Palmer, who went missing October 2015. Palmer’s abandoned vehicle was found near Spruce Lake Trail, just outside the village of Haliburton. Investigators found his remains nearby last May.
The cause of his death hasn’t been released.
Palmer’s wallet, black Samsung flip phone and his St. Louis Blues hat weren’t retrieved. Anyone who finds these items or saw suspicious activity is asked to call Det. Const. Matthew Carmichael of the City of Kawartha Lakes OPP Crime Unit at 705-324-6741.
Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca or Crime Stoppers at www.stopcrimehere.ca.
Informants may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.
MARK ARIKE is a reporter for The Highlander.