06/20/2013 12:24 EDT | Updated 08/19/2013 05:12 EDT

Charge laid in death of man found in residence in Red Deer, Alberta

RED DEER, Alta. - A 30-year-old man has been arrested in Kamloops, B.C., and charged with the first-degree murder of a man in Red Deer, Alta.

RCMP say the body of Curtis Rangen, 43, was found May 3 by someone who had gone to his residence to check on his welfare.

An autopsy concluded it was a homicide.

Mark William Bitterman will appear in Red Deer provincial court Friday to answer to the charge.