Due to a delay in the defense gaining access to evidence, the proceedings in the case of a man accused in the 1976 death of a Calgary teenager will be postponed until the new year. 

The lawyer representing 74-year-old Ronald James Edwards of Sundre requested the adjournment in Cochrane Provincial Court yesterday, citing an ongoing wait for disclosure from the Crown.

Edwards, who was arrested last month, faces charges of non-capital murder in connection with the death of Pauline Brazeau, a 16-year-old Métis mother from Saskatchewan. 

Brazeau had moved to Calgary a few months before her death in January 1976. 

She was last seen leaving a local restaurant, and her body was discovered hours later near Cochrane.

The case will return to Cochrane Provincial Court on January 9, 2023. 

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