A 19-year-old man has been charged with murder in the death of a homeless senior from Bonnyville, Alta. who disappeared last month.
Jesse Colton Leppanen from Elk Point is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Mary Ella Jane Corbiere, 76.
Corbiere's family reported her missing to RCMP on Oct. 11. Corbiere, who stood only 4-10" tall, was often seen walking around Bonnyville pulling a wire cart behind her.
She had last been seen on Oct. 2. On Monday, RCMP found human remains in Kehewin, Alta. which still need to be identified by the Medical Examiner. However, RCMP believe they belong to Corbiere.
An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday.
Leppanen was scheduled to appear in Bonnyville Provincial Court on Tuesday.