Police have charged two people in the death of 21-year-old Nicole Robar, whose body was recovered from the Lesser Slave Lake River on Saturday, August 5, 2017.
One is a 34-year-old man from Slave Lake; the other a 27-year-old from Spruce Grove, which is where the late Jessica Robar is from. Both have been charged with second degree murder and indignity to human remains (which likely refers to dumping the body in the river).
According to the RCMP news release on Aug. 16, both were scheduled to appear in Slave Lake Provincial Court that same day.
However, a Leader reporter covering court saw only one of the names on the docket. The 34-year-old male simply had his matter put over to another date for plea.
The RCMP say they will not be providing additional details concerning this investigation given that the matter is now before the court.
Robar’s body was found floating in the river by a recreational boater, about 12 kilometres downstream from Slave Lake. Police have not indicated what they think might have happened, or what led them to the two suspects.