RCMP are searching a landfill in Grande Prairie for the remains of a 26-year-old woman who they believe is the victim of a homicide.

Courtney Breanna Johnstone, 26, was reported missing by family and friends on Jan. 30.

On Tuesday, RCMP announced that a 21-year-old Grande Prairie man was charged with first-degree murder in her death.

Members of the Special Tactical Operations Team are now searching the Aquatera Waste Management Site.

The accused is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday.

RCMP search landfill

RCMP supplied this photo of the Special Tactical Operations team searching the Aquatera Waste Management Site in Grande Prairie (RCMP)