Southern Alberta woman won’t go to trial in death of senior

A southern Alberta woman will not go to trial on charges relating to the death of a senior.

LETHBRIDGE — A southern Alberta woman will not go to trial on charges relating to the death of a senior.

Bobbi Jo Parks, who is 28, was facing a charge of obstructing a peace officer.

But her lawyer Greg White says the charge was stayed recently without a court appearance.

Parks, who is from Claresholm, Alta., pleaded not guilty in July and was to go to trial Nov. 22.

She was charged after the remains of Otto (Bunty) Loose were found near Claresholm earlier this year.

Her common-law husband, 36-year-old Timmy Engel, is charged with first-degree murder and offering an indignity to a dead body.

Loose, who was 77, was reported missing by members of his family in early January. Police have said he was kidnapped from his home near Vulcan, Alta., and taken to nearby communities where several suspicious financial transactions were attempted by his abductors.

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