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Court appearance for Edmonton man charged in 2007 death of Calgary woman adjourned

Last Updated Feb 16, 2021 at 12:27 pm MDT

FILE PHOTO: The Calgary Courts Centre in Calgary, Alta., Monday, March 11, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

CALGARY – The case of an Edmonton man charged in a cold case killing in Calgary has been put over to next month.

The accused spoke by phone to his lawyer, during what was supposed to be his first court appearance, and the matter was adjourned to March 8.

Police said the accused was 16 when the body of Tara-Anne Landgraf was discovered by a passerby in August 2007.

They said the 37-year-old woman was stabbed and sexually assaulted in what appeared to be a random attack.

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The accused, who is now 29, faces a charge of first-degree murder and can’t be identified because he was a youth at the time.

Police said advances in forensics helped in the arrest.

A DNA profile was identified from evidence collected at the time, but no match was made.