CALGARY -- Douglas Garland made his first court appearance Wednesday after being charged with murder in connection with the disappearance of Alvin and Kathryn Liknes and their five-year-old grandson Nathan O'Brien.
The three were reported missing June 30 after Nathan's mother went to pick her son up from a sleepover at his grandparents' home and found no one there.
Police later said a violent incident had taken place at the home.
The search took a heartbreaking turn Monday as police announced they no longer believe any them to be alive.
Douglas Garland, 54, faces two counts of first-degree murder and one count of second-degree.
He appeared in court via CCTV.
The case was adjouned to Aug. 14. while Garland's lawyer, Kim Ross, awaits disclosure.
Outside court, Allen Liknes, son of Alvin , thanked Calgarians for their continued support in the search for clues to the family's disappearance.
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