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Accused in connection with Oxbow woman's homicide remain in custody

Both men charged in connection to murder of Oxbow's Briana Hayes appeared in court recently.

ESTEVAN — Both men charged after the murder of an Oxbow woman made court appearances recently.

Taylor Japp, 24, of Oxbow, was charged with second-degree murder after the body of Briana Hayes was found. He had his latest court appearance on May 8 in Carlyle Provincial Court.

Japp's case was adjourned to May 15 in provincial court in Carlyle.

Tyler Shaw, 27, from Gainsborough, was charged with accessory after the fact to murder in connection to the same homicide. He appeared in Weyburn Provincial Court on May 9, and was adjourned to be spoken to on June 6 in provincial court in Weyburn.

Both men were remanded into custody.

On April 24, the Carlyle RCMP detachment received a report of a potential homicide. The Saskatchewan RCMP Major Crimes Unit took control of the investigation and began working to confirm this information. As a result of the continued investigation, the body of Hayes was located in a rural location in the RM of Moose Mountain around noon on April 25.

Shaw was arrested and charged the same day, while the second-degree murder charge against Japp was announced on April 26.