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Taylor Samson Disappearance: William Michael Sandeson Charged With Murder

08/20/2015 12:40 EDT | Updated 08/20/2015 12:59 EDT
Halifax Regional Police

Halifax police have charged a Dalhouse University student with killing a missing man whose remains have not been found.

Taylor Samson, 22, was last seen at his Halifax home on Saturday night. He was reported missing the next day.

Police had called his disappearance out of character, because the third-year physics undergrad normally kept in regular contact with friends and family.

On Thursday, investigators announced they have ruled Samson's case a homicide and charged William Michael Sandeson, 22, with first-degree murder. The men knew each other, said police.

Police arrested Sandeson a few days earlier and searched an address in the 1200 block of Henry Street where they believe Samson was killed, according to a news release.

"The remains of Taylor Samson have yet to be recovered and the investigation is ongoing, added investigators.

Both Samson and Sandeson were students at Dalhousie, and lived off-campus.

"Dalhousie is devastated by this news. Our thoughts are with Taylor’s family and friends and the loss they have suffered. We have support and counselling available for students," the school said in a statement on Thursday.