EDMONTON — A case of two men who went missing in northern Alberta has taken an unusual turn now that police have found a man’s body, and charged one of the men with murder.
Martin Edward Cook and Kenneth Wayne Carlson were reported missing to RCMP on Aug. 14, along with Cook’s pickup truck.
Police say that five days later, they found the truck at a remote oil lease site northwest of Manning.
Investigators say Carlson had the truck, and that they also found a man’s body west of Hines Creek — Carlson’s hometown.
Police say they won’t be able to release the identity of the body until an autopsy scheduled for Monday is completed.
Carlson has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder.
Police say that Cook and Carlson were last seen together in Hines Creek on August 12, and that they may have gone to a remote location to fish.