The trial for a Nova Scotia man accused of murdering his former partner resumed Tuesday in Newfoundland and Labrador Supreme Court in St. John's.
David Folker, 42, is charged with the second-degree murder of his former partner, Ann Marie Shirran, on July 18, 2010. He is also charged with improperly or indecently interfering with or offering any indignity to a dead human body or human remains, whether buried or not.
The jury heard two taped recordings of Folker from July 19, 2010 — the day after Ann Marie Shirran was supposed to have gone missing.
The day after Folker dumped Shirran's body in an area of Cappahayden on the Southern Shore, he called 911 to report her missing.
On Tuesday the court heard the call — Folker's voice was monotone, and he mumbled at times while answering the dispatcher's questions.
"Any idea where she might be," the dispatcher asked. "No idea," Folker said.
The dispatcher also asked Folker if it was possible that Shirran had simply left him.
"No," Folker answered.
The Crown also played a voice mail that was left by Folker on the same day. The 42-year-old called one of Shirran's friends.
"Hi, it's Dave. I'm looking for Annie," Folker said.
Last week, Folker admitted that Shirran — the mother of his one-year-old son — was killed after a fight between the two, and that he disposed of her body, then hid her belongings.
Despite Folker's admissions, he has maintained his not-guilty pleas.
The trial will continue on Wednesday.