Major Crime Unit takes over as Natasha Leroy’s death ruled a homicide

RCMP release:

The Northeast Nova RCMP Major Crime Unit is investigating the suspicious disappearance of a woman in Big Bras D’Or as a homicide.

On November 22, 2023, Victoria County District RCMP responded to a report of a possible homicide at a home on Old Route 5 in Big Bras D’Or. RCMP officers learned that Natasha Leroy, 48, had disappeared and the circumstances around her disappearance were suspicious. The home on Old Route 5 was secured by RCMP and Cape Breton Regional Police officers. The Northeast Nova RCMP Major Crime Unit has taken carriage of the investigation.

On November 24, human remains were found in Big Bras D’Or by RCMP Police Dog Services. The Nova Scotia Medical Examiner’s Office has ruled the death a homicide and, on November 29, the remains were confirmed to be those of Natasha Leroy.

The Northeast Nova RCMP Major Crime Unit is continuing to liaise with Natasha’s family and supports are being offered.

The investigation is continuing and is being supported by the Cape Breton Regional Police Service, RCMP Forensic Identification Services, the Southwest Nova RCMP Major Crime Unit and the Victoria County District RCMP Unit.

The Northeast Nova Major Crime Unit is asking anyone who has information about this incident to contact them 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, or use the P3 Tips App.

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