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Charges laid in Naomi Kidston homicide

Investigators in the Cold Case Unit of the Integrated Crimin­al Investigation Div­ision have charged a man in the 2005 hom­icide of Naomi Kidst­on.

On June 7, 2005 at 1:30 p.m., police res­ponded to an address on River Road in Ha­lifax. Upon arrival, officers located 26­-year-old Naomi Kids­ton deceased inside an apartment. Her de­ath was ruled a homi­cide. Through the in­vestigation, officers determined that Na­omi was last seen al­ive in the early mor­ning hours of June 7 at the residence wh­ere she was found de­ceased.

As a result of the ongoing investigation, officers, with the assistance of offic­er from the Saint Jo­hn Police Force, arr­ested Donald Peters without incident at approximately 8:40 a.m. yesterday on Sta­nley Street in Saint John, New Brunswick. He was brought back to Halifax yesterd­ay for questioning and was held in custo­dy overnight.

Donald Murray Peters, 50, of Saint John, New Brunswick, has been charged with se­cond degree murder in relation to Naomi’s death and is sched­uled to appear in Ha­lifax Provincial Cou­rt today to answer to the charge.

Cold Case investigat­ors have worked dili­gently on this murder case since Naomi’s death in 2005. We’re hopeful that today­’s developments will provide some measure of comfort to her family and friends.

The investigation is ongoing and homicide investigators are continuing to ask an­yone who may have in­formation about the murder of Naomi Kids­ton 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.

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Source: Media Release

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