UPDATE: Shane Babitsch appeared in court this morning via CCTV while in custody. He has retained a lawyer, who has not yet received all the information on his case. His next court date is set for April 30th.

The man charged with the murder of 26 year old Courtney Johnstone of Grande Prairie is back in court today.

22 year old Shane Babitsch is facing a charge of first degree murder, after Johnstone went missing in late January.

Babitsch was last in court a month ago, and since then Johnstone’s remains turned up at the Aquatera Waste Management site.

He was given until today to find a lawyer and apply to be released from police custody.