On April 3, the RCMP was called to investigate a fatal structure fire which resulted in the death of a 27-year-old woman. Nova Scotia RCMP has now determined that the death was a homicide.
East Hants District RCMP was called to a structure fire on South Rawdon Rd. at 9:12 a.m. on April 3. The fire occurred in a garage which was detached from an adjacent home. Two young children were rescued from the home. The Nova Scotia Fire Marshal’s Office was called to assist with the investigation into the cause of the fire, it is believed to have been intentionally set. An autopsy was conducted on April 4 by the Nova Scotia Medical Examiner’s Service.
This incident has been actively investigated by Nova Scotia RCMP’s Northeast Nova Major Crimes Unit since April 3. Police have obtained warrants and have searched two homes in Lower Sackville during the investigation. The incident remains under investigation and no charges have been laid. The RCMP continues to request assistance from the public in order to find out the circumstances that led to the death.
Anyone who has information about the events in the South Rawdon area on April 3 that could be connected to the homicide is asked to contact the RCMP at 1 800 803 RCMP (7267). No piece of information is too small to be significant. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can also contact Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or text TIP202 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637) or submit tips by 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 qualify for a cash award.
The investigation is ongoing.
Source: Media Release