Suspect facing charges in the murder of 71-year-old man

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The Northeast Nova RCMP Major Crime Unit has charged a man with Murder in relation to a homicide that occurred on Hwy. 215 in East Walton.

On January 16, 2023, at approximately 7:20 p.m., East Hants District RCMP, with assistance from West Hants District RCMP, Indian Brook RCMP, Colchester County District RCMP and Halifax District RCMP, responded to a report of an assault at a home on Hwy. 215 in East Walton. Upon arrival at the scene, RCMP officers located an unresponsive 71-year-old man in the driveway, and they learned that a second, unarmed, man had fled on foot prior to police arrival.

EHS arrived on scene a short time later and the victim was pronounced deceased. The victim’s death has since been ruled a homicide.

At approximately 10 p.m., RCMP officers, with assistance from RCMP Police Dog Services and the Nova Scotia RCMP Emergency Response Team, located and safely arrested the man who had fled the scene on foot. The man was held in custody overnight.

Tyler Blade Neufeld, 28, of East Walton, has been charged with Murder and will appear in Truro Provincial Court today.

The investigation is being led by Northeast Nova RCMP Major Crime Unit, with assistance from RCMP Forensic Identification Services, East Hants District RCMP and the Nova Scotia Medical Examiner’s Office.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Northeast Nova RCMP Major Crime Unit 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.

Our thoughts are with the victim’s family at this difficult time.

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