RCMP have found the remains of Valentine Degenhardt, the B.C. man police say was killed after he went missing in Barrhead, Alta. last summer.

RCMP discovered Degenhardt’s remains on Monday about 65 kilometres northwest of where his vehicle was recovered.

Degenhardt vehicle

Hikers found Degenhardt's Jeep Cherokee in a remote area between Whitecourt and Swan Hills. (RCMP)

The remains were identified by the medical examiner in Edmonton.

Degenhardt, from Salmon Arm, B.C. was visiting family in Alberta when he disappeared.  He was last seen at a gas station in Barrhead on July 17.

On Tuesday, RCMP announced that Norman “John” Jarrett of Barrhead was charged with first-degree murder in the case.

Jerrett’s sister Norma McAllister, 45, and her son Carl McAllister, 29, face charges of being an accessory after the fact.

Norma McAllister is also charged with break and enter.