June 15, 2016 5:21 pm
Updated: June 16, 2016 9:06 am

‘I’m not a bad guy’, says Calgary man accused in Crescent Heights body dismemberment

Police suggest the woman whose body was partly found in a Crescent Heights park Wednesday had died in this nearby home, where Joshua Weise lives. He is now charged with offering an indignity to human remains.

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A man accused of dismembering and trying to dispose of a young woman’s body last week in Crescent Heights remains in custody.

Joshua Weise appeared briefly Wednesday afternoon in a Calgary court.

READ MORE: Police charge Calgary man after dismembered body of 25-year-old woman found

He was scheduled to see a court doctor Wednesday morning.

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Weise spoke in court, telling the judge he hasn’t yet been able to get a hold of legal aid.

He also indicated he has a letter he wants to give to the court, but duty counsel advised against that.

The victim’s body was discovered in a treed area on the west side of the intersection of Centre Street N. and Samis Road N.E. last Wednesday. Police said a passerby made the grisly discovery while on their way to work.

READ MORE: Calgary police say body found in Crescent Heights ‘not intact’, purposely put among trees

The family has identified the victim as 25-year-old Joey English.

As 40-year-old Weise left the room, he told court, "I'm not a bad guy."

The Crown is opposing his release.

The case has been put over until June 21.

Police said it’s not yet known whether English died as a result of a criminal act.

Editor’s note: Weise appeared in court in person, not via CCTV from the Calgary Remand Centre as this article originally stated.

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