Travis Vader found guilty of second-degree murder

Travis Vader has been found guilty of second-degree murder in the deaths of Lyle and Marie McCann.

Justice Dennis Thomas delivered the verdict in an Edmonton courtroom on Thursday.

Vader, 44, was accused of killing Lyle and Marie McCann, who went missing in July 2010 while on a road trip to visit family in British Columbia.

  The couple’s burned-out motorhome was found in the bush near Edson, Alta., only 200 kilometres west of their home in St. Albert, shortly after they set out on their trip.

A search was launched five days later, when their daughter, Trudy Holder, contacted RCMP to report that her parents had failed to arrive in Abbotsford, B.C.

When an SUV the couple had been towing was found in the bush near Edson, RCMP identified Vader as a person of interest in the case. He was arrested on unrelated charges.

Two years later, Vader was charged with first-degree murder in the McCanns’ case. He pleaded not guilty.

Lyle and Marie McCann’s bodies have never been found.

Source - CTV News