Mark Lindsay is charged with second-degree murder, offering an indignity to a body and obstruction of justice.
The body of Dana Turner, who was 31, was found in a field west of Innisfail in October 2011.
Following a preliminary hearing, a judge decided there is enough evidence to proceed with a trial.
Lindsay is the son of former Edmonton police chief John Lindsay.
A trial date has not yet been set.
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