A woman has been charged with first-degree murder following a lengthy investigation by Warman RCMP.
Patrick Dong, 37, was found unresponsive on Oct. 23, 2016 southwest of Saskatoon city limits on a gravel road east of Highway 60.
Dong, who was from Saskatoon, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The ongoing investigation lead officers to an 18-year-old Saskatoon woman, who was arrested in the city on Wednesday.
Marla Chief, Dong’s partner, said in a statement to Global News that she thanks “the investigators who didn’t give up on this.”
“My heart and mind are at ease now,” Chief said in a social media message Thursday afternoon.
“I can say it’s the best thing I’ve heard.”
The woman cannot be identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act as she was a youth at the time of the alleged crime.
She appeared in Saskatoon provincial court on Thursday morning and will make her next court appearance on June 13, 2017.