Support Fort St John News

EDMONTON — The suspect in a long-running murder case involving the deaths of two Alberta seniors is to be released on $25,000 bail.

Travis Vader, who is 42, was re-arrested on first-degree murder charges last week.

He was originally charged in 2012, two years after Lyle and Marie McCann were last seen fuelling up their motorhome in their hometown of St. Albert, north of Edmonton.

Vader was supposed to stand trial earlier this year, but the charges were stayed.

He is to remain on house arrest while out on bail, but further details presented at the hearing are covered by a publication ban.

The McCann’s bodies have never been found, but authorities believe the couple is dead.

Report an error

Read our guiding principles

Thanks for reading!

Energeticcity.ca is the voice of the Peace, bringing issues that matter to the forefront with independent journalism. Our job is to share the unique values of the Peace region with the rest of B.C. and make sure those in power hear us. From your kids’ lemonade stand to natural resource projects, we cover it – but we need your support. Give $10 a month to Energeticcity.ca today and be the reason we can cover the next story. 

More stories you might like