Two people were remanded in custody on Monday afternoon after appearing before Lincoln Crown Court charged with murder following the discovery of the body of a man in Boston.
Adam Kaminski and Justyna Swiatek both aged 26 and of Union Court, Boston, are both accused of murdering Marcin Stolarek.
The body of Mr Stolarek, who was 41 and originally from Poland, was found in the South Forty Foot Drain on Chain Bridge Road, Boston, on Sunday, January 12. As previously reported, it is believed the victim died as a result of a sustained assault before his body was then disposed of in the waterway.
Adam Maksajda, 33, of no fixed address, also appeared in the dock accused of perverting the course of justice in relation to the murder.
All three had appeared before Lincoln Magistrates earlier on Monday.
Judge John Pini QC adjourned the case for a plea and trial preparation hearing on February 21. A provisional trial date was set for June 29.
There were no applications for bail and the three defendants were each remanded in custody.
Lincolnshire Police previously said the victim is 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighs 11 to 13 stone, has size nine feet, a nine-centimetre scar under his chin, a fading tribal tattoo on his right shoulder and has had dental work to the top row of his teeth. The man was also found wearing blue New Balance trainers, Puma jogging bottoms and a Fishbone branded T-shirt.
Detective Chief Inspector Karl Whiffen, of EMSOU Major Crime and who has been leading the investigation, previously said: “I’d like to offer my thanks to the many members of the public who have assisted us with this investigation.
“It has been an upsetting time for many people in the local area, and of course those close to the victim, so I’m grateful for the help that has come from the communities in and around Boston.”