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RCMP investigating suspicious death in New Minas

Police work at a property on Lockhart Drive in New Minas on Sunday. They were called there shortly after 9 a.m. Sunday.
Police work at a property on Lockhart Drive in New Minas on Sunday. They were called there shortly after 9 a.m. Sunday.

NEW MINAS, NS - The RCMP is investigating what is being classified as a suspicious death.

 

 

RCMP were called to the scene of a body of a deceased man discovered outside a home on Lockhart Drive this morning at 9:25 a.m.

The RCMP has arrested a 30-year-old man in connection with the death. No charges have been laid at this time. The Nova Scotia RCMP Southwest Nova Major Crimes Unit is investigating the matter. The investigation is ongoing.

Neighbours said there was an incident at a house at 77 Lockhart Dr. on Sunday morning. 

They said they heard loud voices in the front yard of the home shortly after 9 a.m. before Mounties and paramedics arrived.

Derrick and Donna Salsman own the home and a piece of property next to it.

Neighbours said the husband is a retired Nova Scotia Power employee and sells blueberries and pumpkins that he grows in his own garden.

They said the couple have an adult son who also lives at the house.

An RCMP officer stood inside the police tape at the west end of the two properties, where a rough driveway appears to lead down to a two-bay garage.

The house itself was hidden from view by trees and shrubs. 

RCMP called in Transportation Department employees around lunchtime to block off part of Lockhart Drive and nearby Cornwallis Avenue.

 

The RCMP is asking anyone with information about the incident to call them at 902 679-5561, or 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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