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Man missing after Prince George airport fire was charged in Alberta one year later


It was first believed that Vernon Martin died in a fire that destroyed this hangar at the Prince George airport in December 2009. The hangar has just finished being rebuilt. But Martin's body was never found and he has since been charged with two sexual assaults. (Wil Fundal/CBC)

In 2009, the Northern Thunderbird Air Hangar at the Prince George airport burned down. Police thought hangar co-owner Vernon Martin died in the blaze, but after an extensive search of the site, human remains were never found. Now, CBC News has learned that Martin was charged with sexual assault in Alberta one year after the fire. Wil Fundal explains.

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Vermilion RCMP Corporal Gordon Yetman speak to CBC's Wil Fundal about charges against Vernon Martin.

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UNBC forensic anthropologist speaks with CBC's Wil Fundal about the search at the NT Air Hangar fire in Prince George.

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