Status Hearing Held For Caleb Cannon

Posted at 5:45 AM, May 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-25 11:56:35-04

The man accused of killing Nikki Burgess, the mother of his child, faced a judge for a hearing.

Officials said Caleb Cannon was in court Wednesday morning for a status hearing. A trial date had not been set in the case.

Cannon was arrested in October; however, the District Attorney has to prove murder without the evidence of human remains.

Nikki Burgess’ body has not been found. 

In court, defense attorney Jim Todd said they have requested files on the K-9 officers that were used to search Cannon's car. According to Todd they have three of the four files from the dog handlers.

They have been waiting on the fourth, as well as phone records and fingerprints.

Todd claimed he will put in the pre-trial motion once he gets the fourth K-9 record.

"Three of the four dog handlers have provided the records,” Todd said. “There's one dog handler that has not. We have to have that before we can file any pre-trial motions."

The state asked that all the files requested be sealed due to "multiple media requests."

In May 2014, Burgess was last seen at her Hermitage home. Her car was found nearby on Oak Vale Drive.


Witnesses reported seeing two men carrying something out of her home the day she disappeared.

Cannon, the father of her 11-year-old son, was named a person of interest in the case.

However, Cannon was not arrested until October of 2015 when new clues were uncovered in the case.

He has been charged with first degree murder.