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