Man charged in the February homicide of Mervin McAdam
An 18-year-old man from Saskatoon was charged with second-degree murder this morning in relation to the death of Mervin McAdam in February.
While two people were taken into custody shortly after McAdam's body was discovered in a garbage bin, they were later released without charges. The man currently in custody is not one of those two people.
It was about 6:30 a.m. Feb. 6, when Saskatoon police and firefighters were dispatched to a garbage fire in the east alley of 210 Avenue S south, across the street from Pleasant Hill community school.
When the fire was out, 22-year-old McAdam was found in the bin.
"When they were making sure it was out and moving some debris they found a casualty inside," said battalion chief, Jim Lindsay, at the time.
Investigators from the Saskatoon Police Services Major Crime Section have continued to follow-up on the case.
The accused was in custody at the Saskatoon Correctional Center on other, unrelated charges at the time of his arrest earlier today.
He is set to appear in court Thursday morning.
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