The trial of a man accused of killing an Onion Lake Cree Nation woman in Saskatoon nine years ago may still be several months away.

Douglas Hales of White Fox is charged with first degree murder and offering an indignity to a human body in the 2004 death of Daleen Bosse.

Bosse was last seen leaving a Saskatoon nightclub in May 2004 and her remains were discovered north of the city in 2008.

Hales has changed lawyers a number of times and he appeared at Court of Queen’s Bench in Saskatoon this morning without formal legal representation.

The case has been adjourned until May 10 while Hales tries to retain Regina lawyer Bob Hrycan as his representative, but a full trial is not likely until February of next year.