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(Update) Police investigate suspicious death in North Preston

 Updated:

The death of a male found in a car in North Preston has been ruled a homicide.

On August 23, 2016, shortly before 2 p.m., police responded to a report of a stolen black Honda Civic. Shortly after, the vehicle was located in the St. Thomas Baptist Church Cemetery on Upper Governor St., North Preston. Upon further investigation, a deceased male was located inside the vehicle.

Based on today’s autopsy, the Nova Scotia Medical Examiner officially ruled the death a homicide and identified the victim as 26-year-old Tylor Donovan McInnis of Halifax. Our thoughts are with his family and friends in the wake of this tragedy.

Police are asking citizens to contact police if they have information related to this incident by calling 902-490-5020.  Should you wish to remain anonymous, citizens can call Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by texting TIP202 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637), or by using Secure Web Tips atwww.crimestoppers.ns.ca. Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers could qualify for a cash reward of $50 – $2000.

The investigation, now led by the Homicide Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division, is ongoing.

Original post:

On August 23, 2016, shortly before 2 p.m., police responded to a report of a stolen black Honda Civic.

A short time later, the vehicle was located in the St. Thomas Baptist Church Cemetery on Upper Governor St.,North Preston. Upon further investigation, a deceased male was located inside the vehicle. 

The Nova Scotia Medical Examiner will be conducting an autopsy this morning to confirm identification of the victim and determine cause of death.

The investigation is being led by the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division with assistance from the RCMP Forensic Identification Unit, Halifax Regional Police K-9 Services, and additional officers from RCMP and Halifax Regional Police.

Police are asking citizens to contact police if they observed anything suspicious in the area between Monday, August 22 and Tuesday, August 23 at 11 a.m by calling 902-490-5020.  Should you wish to remain anonymous, citizens can call Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by texting TIP202 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637), or by using Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca. Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers could qualify for a cash reward of $50 – $2000.

The investigation is still in its early stages, however further information will be shared when available.

Source: Media Release

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