Homicide investigators in the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division have charged a man in connection with the 2013 homicide of Matthew Sudds.
At 12:09 p.m. on October 14, 2013, a woman walking along Africville Road noticed a body and contacted police. Patrol Officers attended the scene and located the body of a man in the ditch on Africville Road, half way between the church and the container terminal. Later that day, the man was identified as 24-year-old Matthew Thomas Sudds of Halifax and his death was ruled a homicide.
Yesterday, homicide investigators laid a charge of first degree murder against 32-year-old Ricardo Jerrel Whynder and issued a Canada-wide warrant for his arrest. Investigators travelled to British Columbia yesterday and, with the assistance of the Surrey RCMP Serious Crimes Unit, arrested Whynder without incident at approximately 3:50 p.m. PST in the 10200 block of 135th Street in Surrey, BC.
Whynder is currently in custody in Surrey, BC and will be brought back to Nova Scotia in the coming days to appear in Halifax Provincial Court to answer to the first degree murder charge. More information will be released about his court date when it’s available.
Homicide investigators have worked diligently on this murder case since Matthew Sudds’ death in 2013. We’re hopeful that yesterday’s developments will provide some measure of comfort to his family and friends.
The investigation is ongoing and homicide investigators are continuing to ask anyone who may have information about the murder of Matthew Sudds to call police at 902-490-5020. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip – Tip 202 + your message to 274637.
Source: Media Release