Police charged Robert Fontaine with murder after the body of Christopher Allan Pirie was found Jan. 28 at 82nd St. and 114th Ave. ((CBC))

Police charged a 54-year-old man with second-degree murder after a man's body was found in a snowbank Friday in northeast Edmonton.

Robert Fontaine is also charged with indignity to a dead body and possession of a weapon.

Christopher Allan Pirie, 32, was found covered in snow in an alley near 114th Avenue and 82nd Street.

Police are not releasing how Pirie died.

Fontaine will appear in court Wednesday.

The murder is the city's fourth of 2011.