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Mother pleads for body of son as bail hearing continues in Halifax murder case

Linda Boutilier, mother of Taylor Samson, talks with reporters at the bail hearing for William Sandeson in Halifax on Thursday, October 22, 2015. Sandeson, 22, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Samson, a fellow Dalhousie University student, who was last seen on Aug. 15 and whose body has not been found.
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October 22, 2015 - 10:28 AM

HALIFAX - The mother of the alleged victim in a murder case said Thursday she's hoping that someone comes forward to help police find her son's missing body.

Linda Boutilier said outside a bail hearing that she needs to bring Taylor Samson's body home and provide him with a proper burial.

"I want my son home. If I have to bury him, I have to bury him," she said.

"All I have is memories."

She made the comments as the hearing in Nova Scotia Supreme Court continued for William Sandeson, 22, who is charged with first-degree murder in the death of his fellow student at Dalhousie University.

Sandeson, who was enrolled in medical school at Dalhousie, was charged on Aug. 20, four days after Samson was reported missing in Halifax.

Boutilier said she's been told by police they still have not found his body.

Samson, a 22-year-old former resident of Amherst, N.S., studied physics at the university.

A publication ban has been placed on the evidence presented in court during the bail hearing.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2015
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