A 13-year-old male from Thompson has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of a man over the summer, said RCMP.

Police say Bernard Hart, 37, was reported missing on June 6. His remains were found in a wooded area on the east side of Thompson on July 8.

An initial autopsy was unable to determine cause of Hart's death but a second autopsy held in October with the assistance of a forensic anthropologist confirmed Hart was murdered, said RCMP.

In addition to the second-degree murder charge against the 13-year-old suspect, RCMP say further arrests are pending in the case. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Thompson RCMP at (204) 677-6909, or Manitoba Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.