© Scott Anderson
Zuo yu Qui appeared in Swift Current court on Sept. 18 on second degree murder charges in connection with the death of Henry Gin.
A Herbert man has been remanded in custody until Nov. 20 in connection with the death of Henry Gin.
Zuo yu Qui, 25, made his first appearance in Swift Current court on Wednesday after being charged with second degree murder. The matter was adjourned until Nov. 20 when the charges will again be before the court.
Zuo yu Qui, also known as Jerry Qui, was charged following an investigation into the disappearance of Gin by RCMP Major Crime Unit South and the Morse RCMP. RCMP determined the incident was a homicide based on facts gathered during their investigation.
Gin's body was located Tuesday 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.
"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 media conference call earlier this week.
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."