A man has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the death of Megan Gallagher, Saskatoon police say.
Deputy Chief Randy Huisman said officers arrested the suspect, Robert “Bobby” James Thomas, 27, at a home in Prince George, B.C. on Tuesday morning.
He has been charged with first-degree murder and is being transported to Saskatoon. Police say he will appear in provincial court in Saskatoon later this week.
Gallagher’s body has not been found.
“We will continue to do everything that we can to locate Meg and find those responsible for her death,” Huisman told reporters.
He says the police will begin to search an area along the South Saskatchewan River that has been identified as an area of interest.
Gallagher was last seen on Sept. 19, 2020, when she left a friend’s home in Saskatoon’s west end. Her family last saw her the day before that, when she was at their farm just outside of the city.
A police report was filed on Sept. 30.
Four people arrested in connection with her disappearance are already facing charges of indignity to human remains.
“We anticipate there will be additional charges as this investigation is far from over. We will continue to work to try to bring Megan home. That is our goal,” major crimes Staff Sgt. Grant Obst said.
“Gallagher family has been — I can’t think of a word. We’ve been involved in a number of homicide investigations but often there is no family involved. This will be the entire opposite. We’ve had a very respectful and cordial relationship with them. Without them I don’t know where we would have been.”