Man charged in 2017 East Richmond murder

Suspect in his late 70s is accused of the second-degree murder of man whose body was found in March 2017 near Fraserwood Park

A suspect charged with the second-degree murder of a 52-year-old man whose body was found in 2017 is out on bail | DNY59/E+/Getty Images

A man in his late 70s is facing a second-degree murder charge, more than five years after the body of a North Delta man was found in East Richmond.

Adrianus Johannes Rosbergen, who was born in 1943, was scheduled to appear by video before a judge in Vancouver Provincial Court on May 9. Rosbergen is charged with the second-degree murder of Allen William Skedden, 52, whose body was found March 3, 2017, near Fraserwood Park by the Fraser River.

Skedden had been reported missing to the Delta Police after leaving his North Delta residence Feb. 21, 2017, and was believed to have been seen that day at Queensborough Landing in New Westminster, less than four kilometres from where his body was found.

The charge against Rosbergen was sworn Feb. 26 and he was released March 24 on $20,000 bail.

A man with the same name was described in Richmond city council minutes in June 2010 as the owner of a property at 23060 Westminster Highway with an accumulation of vehicles and material. City hall hired a contractor to dispose of discarded materials at Rosbergen’s expense.