Legebokoff trial delayed

The trial of accused serial killer Cody Legebokoff has been postponed until Oct. 7 to face four charges of first-degree murder.

Cody Legebokoff

The trial of accused serial killer Cody Legebokoff has been postponed until Oct. 7 to face four charges of first-degree murder.

Originally slated for trial to begin Sept. 9, Cody Alan Legebokoff, 23, will now appear in October in B.C Supreme Court in Prince George in front of a judge without jury.

Legebokoff, originally from Fort St. James, is accused of the murders of four women: Loren Donn Leslie, Jill Stacey Stachenko, Cynthia Francis Maas and Natasha Lynn Montgomery.

Legebokoff, was stopped by chance in November 2010 by a passing RCMP member who was driving on Highway 27 toward Vanderhoof and saw Legebokoff pulling off of an unused logging road onto the highway at night.

When pulled over, Legebokoff raised enough suspicion a conservation officer was contacted to search the area, looking for possible illegal hunting activity.

During his search, however, the conservation officer discovered the body of 15-year-old Loren Leslie, who was from Fraser Lake and attending high school in Vanderhoof at Nechako Valley Secondary School when she disappeared.

Her parents reported she had told her mother she was going for coffee with a friend and never returned.

Legebokoff was subsequently arrested and charged with her murder.

After further investigation, RCMP allege they have linked Legebokoff to three additional women’s deaths.

Stachenko went missing in October 2009 and was found only days later in a gravel pit outside Prince George.

Maas went missing in September  2010 and was found in L.C. Gunn Park in Prince George within a couple of weeks.

Montgomery went missing at the same time as Maas, but her body has not been recovered.

At the time of his arrest, Legebokoff was living in a house in Prince George with high school friends from Fort St. James.