Henry Gin

Police said Henry Gin, 79, is a homicide victim.

A Herbert, Sask., man has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of a senior who was missing for several weeks.

The RCMP said Tuesday it has charged Zue Yu Qiu, who also goes by the first name Jerry, in the death of Henry Gin, 79.

The 25-year-old is in police custody and will be in court in Swift Current on Wednesday.

RCMP said they've determined Gin is a victim of a homicide, but didn't provide details.  

"This determination has been made based on facts that investigators have gathered to this date, during the course of their investigation," the RCMP said in a news release.

After a friend was unable to locate him at his home for several days, Gin's family learned of his disappearance. He was reported missing to the RCMP on Sept. 11.

Police announced they discovered Gin's remains in a ditch near Morse, Sask. earlier today.

Sgt. Kim Rusk said Qiu and Gin both lived in Herbert and they knew each other. 

"The community were very upset about the disappearance of Mr. Gin," Sgt. Rusk said. "That's the reason that so many people volunteered their time to try and assist to locate him. It has affected and impacted the entire community."

Herbert is about 200 kilometres west of Regina.