Mounties in northern Alberta say a search for two men missing for more than a week has ended with one of them charged with second-degree murder.
Fairview RCMP say Martin Edward Cook, 47, of Grande Prairie, Alta., and Kenneth Wayne Carlson, 50, of Hines Creek, Alta., were reported missing on Aug. 14.
Carlson, now accused of murder, is scheduled to appear in provincial court in Peace River on Monday.
The two had last been seen on Aug. 12 in the Hines Creek area, travelling in Cook's 2005 black Dodge Dakota pickup truck, which was also missing.
Police initially said the two men enjoyed fishing and may have gone into a remote location in northern Alberta.
However, Cook's truck was found Thursday at a remote oil lease location northwest of Manning, Alta., about 100 kilometres northeast of Hines Creek. Officers then discovered a body near Hines Creek.
Police have not released the identity of the victim or the cause of death. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.