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Man charged in 2017 East Richmond murder 

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Bob Mackin

A man in his late 70s is facing a second degree murder charge, more than five years after the body of a North Delta man was found in East Richmond.

Adrianus Johannes Rosbergen, who was born in 1943, was scheduled to appear by video before a judge in Vancouver Provincial Court on May 9. Rosbergen is charged with the second degree murder of Allen William Skedden, 52, whose body was found March 3, 2017 near Fraserwood Park by the Fraser River.

Murder victim Allen William Skedden

Skedden had been reported missing to the Delta Police after leaving his North Delta residence Feb. 21, 2017 and was believed to have been seen that day at Queensborough Landing in New Westminster, less than four kilometres from where his body was found.

The charge against Rosbergen was sworn Feb. 26 and he was released March 24 on $20,000 bail.

A man with the same name was described in Richmond city council minutes in June 2010 as the owner of a property at 23060 Westminster Highway with an accumulation of vehicles and material. City hall hired a contractor to dispose of discarded materials at Rosbergen’s expense. 

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