The suspicious death that occurred in Five Islands has been ruled a homicide.
On January 9, 2023, at approximately 7:05 p.m., Colchester County District RCMP and Cumberland County District RCMP responded to a report of shots fired in the area of Sand Point Hill Ln. and Wharf Rd. in Five Islands. RCMP officers discovered a deceased woman inside a home on Sand Point Hill Ln. The area was secured to preserve evidence and Wharf Rd. was closed at Hwy. 2. RCMP investigators began collecting information and evidence related to the death, which was determined to be suspicious. The death has since been ruled a homicide.
On the morning of January 10, Cumberland County District RCMP officers safely took a person of interest into custody in Springhill. The person of interest was later released.
RCMP investigators remain on scene at Sand Point Hill Ln. in Five Islands and the investigation is continuing. Local residents may have observed a Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources and Renewables helicopter in the area over the last two days. The helicopter was dispatched to assist investigators in locating evidence as part of the investigation.
The investigation continues to be led by the Northeast Nova RCMP Major Crime Unit, with assistance from the Colchester County District RCMP, Cumberland County District RCMP, RCMP Forensic Identification Services, the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources and Renewables and, the Nova Scotia Medical Examiners Office.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Northeast Nova RCMP Major Crime Unit at 902-896-5060. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submit a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca, or use the P3 Tips App.
Our thoughts continue to remain with the victim’s family.