Today marked the third day of Damien Taylor's trial in B.C. Supreme Court in Kamloops. Taylor is charged with second degree murder in the death of his girlfriend CJ fowler. Today court heard from witnesses who first discovered Fowler's body in Guerin Creek on December 5th 2012.
16 year old Fowler was found lifeless crushed beneath a 56 pound concrete block. In court earlier this week, a medical examiner noted she died if asphyxiation.
Kyle Kuzyk took the witness stand this morning telling the 11 person jury he took his dog for a walk down a trail beside Grandview Apartments that morning. That's when he noticed a bag of women's clothing. Later that day Kuzyk said he took his dog for another walk but this time down Dalgleish and onto Grandview Terrace. That's when his dog started sniffing what he thought was a pile of clothes. Kuzyk said it took him a few minutes to realize it was a body - noting he had never seen a dead body before.
Working for BC Hydro at the time, Julie Buie was in the area checking metres when she noticed Kuzyk and another male. She says that's when they informed her about the body. She says she thought it might have been a manikin at first. Buie testified, upon further examining the body she noticed a big piece of concrete on the head of the body and allot of blood.
Constable Joshusa Buck with Kamloops RCMP responded to the scene shortly before the noon hour. He told court the female was obviously deceased because there was a significant amount of blood And no sign of life.
Other witnesses in Taylor's trial including members of the RCMP and an identification officer will testify this week.
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