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Calgary murder victim Ryan Lane’s DNA found in vehicles of 2 accused

Murder victim Ryan Lane’s DNA found in vehicles of 2 accused
WATCH ABOVE: DNA samples taken from vehicles alleged to have been involved in the kidnapping and murder of Calgary father Ryan Lane came back as a match to Lane, court heard Monday. Global’s Nancy Hixt has the details on the forensic analysis submitted as evidence.

DNA samples taken from vehicles alleged to have been involved in the kidnapping and murder of Calgary father Ryan Lane came back as a match to Lane, court heard Monday.

Samples from co-accused Will Rempel’s truck and Tim Rempel’s Jeep matched Lane’s DNA.

Police found several stains on the passenger doorframe of the truck and a stain on the floor of the Jeep.

Blood stains on the doorframe of a truck presented as evidence in the Calgary trial of Ryan Lane.
Blood stains on the doorframe of a truck presented as evidence in the Calgary trial of Ryan Lane.

An expert forensic DNA analyst testified Monday morning that the RCMP lab was able to test those samples, and confirmed the DNA match to Lane’s toothbrush.

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Surveillance video shown to the jury last week showed Will Rempel washing the truck the day Lane disappeared.

The truck was sold to a salvage yard for scrap a day later.

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Sheena Cuthill, her husband Tim Rempel, and his brother Will Rempel are charged with kidnapping and killing Lane.

Lane disappeared early on Feb. 7 2012, after getting a mystery call from someone asking him to meet about custody of the daughter Lane fathered with Cuthill.

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The Crown’s theory is Will and Tim Rempel lured Lane to meet them, kidnapped and killed him, then sold the truck used in the offence.

Court heard Lane had been granted visitation with his daughter, and met her at Chuck E. Cheese Feb. 6, 2012.

The prosecution alleges a custody dispute was the motive for the murder.

This is the second week of the six-week jury trial.

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