The man charged with first-degree murder in connection with the 2017 death of a Nanaimo teen pleaded not guilty Monday.
Steven Bacon is facing one charge of first-degree murder in the death of 16-year-old Makayla Chang. He appeared in Nanaimo provincial court via video Monday morning.
Chang was reported missing in March 2017 and her body was later recovered from an undisclosed location in May of that year.
Bacon was identified as a person of interest early on in the investigation. Then in September, Nanaimo RCMP said Bacon had been charged with first-degree murder in Chang’s death.
The 60-year-old is currently in jail in Thunder Bay, Ont. awaiting trial on multiple unrelated charges that include sexual assault and incest.