Grade 1 student Edie Hayes got a taste of maple taffy at Esson Creek Maple while on a field trip to the Wilberforce family-run operation with Stuart Baker Elementary School on April 9. /SUE TIFFIN Staff

Savage released on bail

By Sue Tiffin

Published July 24 2018

William Savage the Fenelon Falls man charged with the murder of David Palmer whose remains were found in the Haliburton area in 2015 has been released on bail.

The matter returns to court on Aug. 8 at the Peterborough courthouse at 9:30 a.m.

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.

Pre-trial motions are scheduled for Sept. 10 at 9:30 in Lindsay with Savage’s trial slated for Oct. 22 2018.

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.