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Murder trial for Fort St. John native begins in Edmonton

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Fellow former Fort St. John resident Joseph Laboucan was charged with her death in September 2008.

Meyer was a known sex trade worker in Edmonton, and was registered with project KARE. KARE was an RCMP taskforce that investigated the disappearances and deaths of people with "high-risk" lifestyles.

At the time Meyer was the twelfth woman to go missing off the streets in Edmonton since 1989, and the second in three weeks. Her case was one of the last investigated by KARE.

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Both Meyer and Laboucan grew up in Fort St. John, and although 10 years apart in age, were reportedly once friends. Those close to Meyer say that although she had headed down a dark path, she was trying to make changes in her life.

Laboucan is already serving a life sentence for the death of 13-year old Nina Courtepatte in 2005. He chose to be tried by a judge instead of a jury.

Another man has also been charged in both the deaths of Meyer and Courtepatte. Michael Briscoe will be tried separately from Laboucan.

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Erica Fisher

Erica is a reporter for Moose FM and energeticcity.ca in Fort St. John, B.C. She grew up in Victoria, B.C. and received her Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec.

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