2nd man charged in connection with Roger Byer's death
A 56-year-old was arrested without incident in Saskatoon
A Moose Jaw man is charged in connection with the 2010 death of Prince Albert ATM repairman Roger Byer.
The man was scheduled to appear in a Saskatoon court this morning.
Byer was last seen on Jan. 20, 2010 in Melfort where he was servicing an ATM. He was reported missing by his daughter six days later.
Byer’s body was found by a farmer on April 1, 2010 in a heavily treed, abandoned farm site between Yellow Creek and Meskanaw, about 50 km southwest of Melfort, Sask.
Byer was in possession of tens of thousands of dollars at the time of his disappearance, none of which has been located. RCMP said theft may be the reason Byer was killed.
Daniel Smith, 57, was charged with first-degree murder last week.
RCMP said Smith was arrested near Holdfast, Sask., just a week after police put out a plea for help in the four-year-old cold case.
In a written release Thursday, police said the public's assistance and a plea from Byer's family did aid the investigation and lead to Smith's arrest.