Two women from western New Brunswick have been charged in connection with a robbery at the home of 59-year-old Wayne Rattray who was later reported missing and found dead.

RCMP

Rattray was reported missing on March 2 from his residence in Tilley in Victoria County. His home and truck were burned in two separate incidents, both believed to be arson. Police say Rattray’s remains were found near Renous on May 21, and his death was deemed a homicide.

The investigation by the RCMP in New Brunswick’s Major Crime Unit has led police to believe that several individuals went to Wayne Rattray’s home sometime between March 1 and March 2 to commit a robbery.

Two women were arrested on Wednesday in connection with the robbery, according to RCMP Cst. Jullie Rogers-Marsh.They appeared in Woodstock Provincial Court Thursday morning.

Twenty-three-year-old April Sandy Bérubé, originally of Grand Falls but most recently living in Moncton, was charged with robbery against Wayne Rattray. Thirty-year-old Josée Andrea St-Amand, of Three Brooks, was also charged with robbery, as well as possession of a prohibited weapon, in connection with a search warrant that was executed at a residence in Three Brooks on May 25.

The two women have been released on conditions. Bérubé is scheduled to return to court on July 12 at 9:30 a.m. St-Amand is scheduled to return to court on July 19 at 9:30 a.m.

Three men, all in their 20's have been charged in connection with Rattray’s death. MORE DETAILS HERE.