Dr. Erik Mont, a forensic pathologist who works out of the Victoria General Hospital in Halifax, took the stand as an expert witness in the field of forensic pathology.
“I, along with one of our coordinator investigators, went to the scene, examined the body at the scene briefly, the body was transported to the hospital in which we do our autopsies,” said Dr. Mont
Dr. Mont described the area he went to see the body as a wooded space off a dirt road.
“The body was covered with a number of articles of debris, including organic debris,” he said. “The body was also wrapped in a blanket and tied with a ligature.”
Dr. Mont provided a lengthy testimony concerning the possible cause and manner of death.
Following Dr. Mont’s testimony, Timothy Robertson, Laura’s 23-year-old son. He testified in detail his observation about the days approaching his mother’s disappearance.
Timothy also told the jury his observations about Laura and Leopold’s relationship. He said he spent a lot of time at Laura and Leopold’s School Street apartment in Liverpool.
A close friend of Laura’s, Lori Oickle, testified about the days leading up to Laura’s disappearance.
Fay Moreau and Wayne Whynot, who lived in the same building as Laura on 23 School St., also shared their observations with the jury.
Coworker from Blue Wave Seafoods Inc., Beverly Whynot testified about seeing Laura outside the Pharmachoice on Main Street on April 13, 2011.
Beverly said Laura had asked her for a drive to work the following morning. The following morning, Beverly arrived at 23 School St. at about 8:05 a.m. and waited for 10 minutes. She said Laura didn’t appear.
As the second day concluded, the Crown said it’s expecting to hear testimony from Cpl. Greg Vardy May 9. The trial is set to resume on May 9 at 9:15 a.m.