April 30, 2019 6:52 am
Updated: April 30, 2019 9:49 am

Trial begins Tuesday for man accused of killing Christine Wood

Christine Wood is shown in a Winnipeg Police handout photo.

Christine Wood is shown in a Winnipeg Police handout photo.

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The 14-day trial for the man accused of killing Christine Wood begins this week.

The 21-year-old disappeared on Aug. 19 in 2016 after visiting Winnipeg from Oxford House with her parents.

READ MORE: Family, friends, police chief lay Christine Wood to rest in Oxford House, Manitoba

Her family immediately called police, and spent several months searching and pleading for any information.

The missing persons unit gave the investigation to the homicide unit in 2017.

The remains of Wood were found in a rural area just outside Winnipeg almost ten months after she went missing.

READ MORE: Homicide victim Christine Wood’s body found buried outside Winnipeg

Brett Overby was charged with second degree murder in March of 2017.

His trial by jury begins Tuesday.

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