East Algoma OPP have charged an Elliot Lake man with first degree murder in connection with a missing person case.

Twenty-three-year-old Brad Southwind was arrested and charged on Monday.

Back on February 14th, the human remains of 31-year-old Joseph Topping were found in a wooded area in Elliot Lake.

About a week later investigators called Topping’s death a homicide following the results of an autopsy.