The man charged in relation to the killing of Japanese student Natsumi Kogawa has briefly appeared in court Monday.
A decision on bail was put off today and William Victor Schneider remains in custody as he waits to find a lawyer to represent his case.
48-year-old Schneider appeared in Vancouver Provincial Court, handcuffed and disheveled as the crown decided on his next appearance.
The accused was arrested in Vernon, B.C. three days ago on the same day that Natsumi’s body was found in an historic downtown building.
Schneider has been charged with indignity to a human body, but charges could be changed to homicide pending an autopsy report which is set to take place Monday.
30-year-old Natsumi, who was in Vancouver to study English, went missing on Sept. 7 and was found dead three weeks later.