Elgin OPP have charged the man in connection with human remains found east of Port Burwell back in May. 45-year-old Chad Reu Waters has been charged with first degree murder and indignity to a dead body.

The remains were found in a freezer discovered along the edge of lake Erie on May 6th, 2019. The deceased has now been identified as 33-year-old Ashley Max Domenic Pereira of Mississauga, Ontario. Pereira, who was born in Uganda, disappeared from the Mississauga area in 2002.

Investigation continues and Police are thanking everyone for their patience.