A Herbert man has been charged with second degree murder in connection with the disappearance of Henry Gin.
A Herbert man has been charged with second degree murder in connection with the death of Henry Gin.
Gin's body was located this morning in a ditch adjacent to a field in a rural area less than 10 kilometres Southeast of Morse. The 79-year-old had been reported missing by his family on Sept. 11, with the Herbert resident not seen since Aug. 24.
Zuo yu Qui, 25, has been charged with second degree murder and has been remanded in custody and will appear in court in Swift Current on Wednesday morning.
Zuo yu Qui, also known as Jerry Qui, was charged following an investigation by RCMP Major Crime Unit South and the Morse RCMP. RCMP determined the incident was a homicide based on facts gathered during their investigation.
"It appears that Mr. Gin was the victim of an assault. An autopsy will be conducted, but the date for this has not been determined," Morse RCMP Detachment Commander Sgt. Kim Rusk said during a conference call this afternoon.
She highlighted that additional information on the charge will be presented in court tomorrow.
Sgt. Rusk said the community has been impacted by Gin's disappearance, which was originally a missing persons case.
"The community were very upset about the disappearance of Mr. Gin, and that's the big reason so many people volunteered their time to try and assist in locating him. It has effected and impacted the entire community."