/Savage's trial nears 

Savage's trial nears 

By Sue Tiffin

Published Aug. 30 2018

The William Savage matter returned to court at the Peterborough courthouse on Aug. 8.

The Fenelon Falls man charged with the murder of David Palmer whose remains were found in the Haliburton area in 2015 had been released on bail in July.

Pre-trial motions are scheduled for Sept. 10 at 9:30 in courtroom 1 at the Lindsay courthouse. Savage is scheduled to be in attendance. His trial is slated for Oct. 22 2018.

Savage was charged with first-degree murder on Oct. 26 2016 in connection with the death of Palmer a 47-year-old Bowmanville man whose remains were found in May 2015.

At the time of the arrest OPP confirmed that Savage and Palmer were known to each other. Palmer was last seen on Oct. 2 2015 outside of Pontypool and his vehicle was found on Oct. 14 near Spruce Lake Trail.