Police have arrested a woman and are searching for a male suspect in connection with the death of a 73-year-old man whose body was found by a road north of Bolton, Ont., earlier this week.
York Regional Police said late Wednesday that they have charged Wendy Martineau, 48, of Brampton with being an accessory after the fact to murder. She is scheduled to appear in a Newmarket court on Thursday.
James Martineau, 29, is being sought for murder in connection with the alleged incident.
In a news release, police said the accused and the victim, Ivan Newton Davison, had lived together in Brampton.
Police said the results of a post-mortem examination Tuesday determined that blunt-force trauma was the cause of death.
The remains were discovered at about 3 p.m. Monday near Caledon King Townline South — also known as Mount Wolfe Road — in the area northwest of Toronto.
Martineau is described as a white male, five feet 10 inches tall and weighing 160 pounds, with brown eyes and short brown hair. He has a tattoo of a hatchet man on the right side of his neck, and a tattoo of the word 'Chayce' in script on the left side.
Anyone with information about his whereabouts should contact police but not approach him, police said.