RCMP in British Columbia say a 51-year-old man has been charged with murder and indignity to human remains in the disappearance of Carmelita Abraham.
Abraham left Williams Lake for Quesnel on Dec. 27, police said, and she was reported missing on Jan. 4.
This week, the 33-year-old’s family and the Takla Lake First Nation issued an appeal for help locating her.
On Saturday, Mounties said the investigation had turned into a suspected homicide, and that Quesnel resident Joseph Simpson had been arrested on Thursday.
“This is a tragic incident that occurred between Joseph Simpson and Carmelita Abraham who were known to one another,” B.C. RCMP Supt. Sanjaya Wijayakoon said in a media release.
Simpson remains in custody pending a future court date.