Sal Callow murder accused in court

A HERVEY Bay man accused of the murder of former Bundaberg girl Sal Callow last year has appeared in the Warwick Magistrates Court.

Bowan Taylor Wade, 18, was charged over the death of his 17-year-old girlfriend at Stanthorpe on August 10.

He has been remanded in custody since August.

Wade sat in the Warwick Court House dock for a short period yesterday while his case was set down for a committal hearing on April 22 and 23.

The hearing will determine if there is sufficient evidence to commit Wade to stand trial in a higher court.

The body of Sal Callow was discovered by police in a storage facility on Old Caves Road, north of Stanthorpe, after friends raised concerns about her whereabouts the previous weekend.

Sal and her family lived in St George before they moved to Bundaberg in 2005.

The teenager was living in Hervey Bay with Wade before they moved to Stanthorpe about June last year.

The young couple had been staying in a hotel after being forced to leave their rented premises and Sal had been working on a Stanthorpe farm.

The court heard yesterday Sal Callow’s autopsy report was not expected to be completed until the end of February, along with other forensic investigations including analysis of her mobile phone records.

Wade has applied for legal aid and was returned to custody after his court appearance.

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