BELLEVILLE, Ont. - A man is due in court Thursday to face a murder charge after a body was found in a field near Belleville, Ont., last fall.

The body of 48-year-old Ronald Trebilcock of Clearview Township was found in a field in October.

Trebilcock had been reported missing the previous month and an autopsy determined he had met with foul play.

James Wayne Elder, 58, of Creemore, Ont., had initially been charged with being an accessory after the fact to murder and indignity to a dead body.

Provincial police say Elder has now been charged with first-degree murder.