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Police search pond for possible evidence relating to Tyler Bradley Richards homicide

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Police search pond for possible evidence relating to Tyler Bradley Richards homicide

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Members of the Special Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division, with the assistance of the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team, are searching a pond today in Dartmouth for possible evidence related to the murder of Tyler Bradley Richards.

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At 7:55 p.m. on April 17, police responded to a report that a deceased man had been located in a home in the 6900 block of Cook Avenue in Halifax. Officers attended and found 29-year-old Tyler deceased inside the residence.

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An autopsy was conducted and the medical examiner ruled Tyler’s death a homicide.

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Through the course of the investigation, evidence directly related to the murder of Tyler Richards was previously located in the wooded area towards the end of Mountain Avenue near Red Bridge Pond. Investigators are on scene and members of the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team, including an HRP member, are currently searching the pond for a weapon possibly related to the homicide.

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We will not disclose what type of weapon members are looking for as this is part of the investigation.

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Investigators believe there are people who have information that could help solve his murder, and hope that the passage of time may encourage someone to do the right thing and come forward with what they know.

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Anyone with information about Tyler’s murder is asked to contact police at 902-490-5016. 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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This case is also part of the Nova Scotia Department of Justice Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program:https://novascotia.ca/just/Public_Safety/Rewards/case_detail_Richards_Tyler.asp

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Source: Media Release

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