Jeffrey Albert Lynds of North River has been named in court documents as the killer of Hells Angels member Randy Mersereau, who disappeared 11 years ago.

And Gerald Leslie MacCabe, 43, of Salmon River has been charged with accessory after the fact in Mersereau’s death.

The RCMP’s major-crime unit has also established a mobile command centre on Hiram Lynds Road in North River where a search is underway in a nearby wooded area.

Police would not confirm Mersereau’s body had been found, although the Nova Scotia Medical Examiner’s vehicle was at the site Thursday.

Lynds, who also has ties with the Hells Angels, remains in custody in a Montreal jail where he is charged in an unrelated double homicide.

The RCMP have been investigating Mersereau’s disappearance since he was last seen Oct. 31, 1999, shortly after an explosion at a car dealership in Bible Hill, at what has long been suspected to have been an attempt on his life.

This is the first time police have indicated Mersereau is deceased. All previous communication has referred to him as being missing and while RCMP Sgt. Brigdit Leger would not comment on Lynds’ involvement with Mersereau’s disappearance, documents filed in provincial court clearly identify him as Mersereau’s killer.

“Knowing that Jeffrey Albert Lynds had murdered Randall Armand Mersereau ...” the documents against MacCabe say, “did assist” (Lynds) for the purpose of enabling (Lynds) to escape.”

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