Tag Archives: Nova Scotia

63 year-old Deborah Irene Yorke found dead in Halifax

Halifax Regional Police responded to a report of a suspicious death at 3 Farthington Place, Dartmouth, on January 21st at approximately 4:08 pm.

Police arrived to find 3-year-old Deborah Irene Yorke of Dartmouth, dead at the scene. An autopsy was completed on January 22, and determined the manner of death to be a homicide.

Update January 28th
Brandon Jake Hollohan, 23,  was arrested on January 25th, and has been charged with second-degree murder. Hollohan is scheduled to appear in court on January 29th.

Investigators ask anyone with any information about this incident to contact police by calling 902-490-5020

Police rule the death of Derek Miles a homicide

Emergency crews responded to an apartment in the 0-100 block of Pinecrest Drive around 4:25p on January 19th on report of a man in medical distress.

Derek Miles, 42, of Dartmouth was found dead at the scene. An autopsy performed on January 20th determined the cause of death to be a homicide.

The death of Derek Miles is the first Halifax homicide of 2018.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 902-490-5020

Body found in East Uniacke identified as missing New Brunswick man Daren Jones of Maquapit Lake

Nova Scotia RCMP responded to a report of human remains found by a hunter in a wooded area off East Uniacke Rd, near Mount Uniacke, N.S on December 2nd, at approximately 9:30am.

The remains have been identified as Daren Jones, 57, of Maquapit Lake, New Brunswick. Daren Jones was reported missing by his family in July 2017. His vehicle was found abandoned by local RCMP in the Stewiacke, Nova Scotia.

Anyone with information is asked to call the New Brunswick RCMP Major Crime Unit at 506-452-3491.

Halifax police investigating after a 70 year old man dies in Clarmar Care Ltd.

Halifax police were called to Clarmar Care Ltd. on November 22nd at 8:45 pm on report of an assault. It was reported that a 64 year old man got into an altercation with a 70 year old man.

The 70 year old man then had a medical episode, and passed away at 9:22 pm.  The suspect was taken into custody for questioning, however no charges have been formally laid.

Police said the investigation is ongoing.

Nikolas Derrick Salsman charged with second degree murder in New Minas suspicious death

New Minas polce were called to a home on Lockhart Drive on September 24th at approximately 9:25am after the lifeless body of a man was found on the front lawn.

RCMP said the victim was a 34 year old man from New Minas. The cause of death has not been released.

Nikolas Derrick Salsman, 30,  of Lockhart Dr. with second-degree murder and is scheduled to appear in Kentville Provincial Court on October 18.

Ernie Duggan charged with first degree murder in the death of a 58 year old woman in Bayhead

Colchester District RCMP were called to a home on Clarks Road in Bayhead on September 17th shortly before midnight on report of a deceased female.

A male suspect was located by RCMP shortly after the discovery of the deceased female. The man fled the scene in a vehicle. Police followed the man to the area of Lockerbie Memorial Cemetery on Highway 6, Tatamagouche where gunfire was exchanged and the suspect was wounded.

Ernie “Junior” Ross Duggan was sent to hospital for treatment where he remains in custody. Duggan has been charged with first degree murder of the 58 year old woman and attempted murder for firing at police.

UPDATE: Halifax police investigating a sudden death in Clayton Park

Halifax police were called to 36 Montgomery Crescent in Clayton Park on September 17th at 1:38am on report of an injured man.

Police and paramedics arrived to find a 20 year old man in serious condition. The man was rushed to hospital where he died a short time later.

A 27 year old man and a 24 year old woman were taken in for questioning but have since been released.

The name of the victim is being withheld pending next of kin notification.

Anyone who has any information about this incident is asked to contact police by calling 902-490-5020.

Update September 29th
The Halifax Medical Examiner has confirmed that Sardar Ajmeer Nawabi death was a homicide. The cause of death has not been released, and no charges have been laid at this time.

The Halifax 2017 Homicide Victim List is available here.

Josiah Kaelin Sparks found dead in Lake Loon home

RCMP said 22 year old Josiah Kaelin Sparks was found dead in a home on Cherry Brook Rd in Lake Loon on September 15th at approximately 8pm.

Police have not released any information surrounding the death, only saying that it has been ruled a homicide.

The Halifax 2017 Homicide Victim List is available here.

Police are asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of Sparks between Monday, September 11 and Thursday, September 14 to contact Halifax District RCMP or Halifax Regional Police at 902-490-5020

Larry Stevens charged with manslaughter in relation to a fatal motor vehicle accident

Cape Breton Regional Police Staff Sgt. Phillip Ross said that James Bernard Bonar, 37, of Sydney was walking along the road with Larry Stevens, 34,  when a fight broke out.

Bonar was left in an “incapacitated state” before being struck by the vehicle police said. Stevens was not the operator of the motor vehicle, according to police.

Larry Stevens has been charged with manslaughter in the death of James Bonar.

Police information filed in Sydney provincial court says, Stevens unlawfully killed Bonar by striking him and knocking him to the pavement, rendering him unconscious and vulnerable to traffic, which resulted in his death.


Update: James David Matthews found dead in Sydney NS

Cape Breton Police responded to a Prince Street address on August 29th at approximately 11 a.m. after receiving a report of a death.

Police found the body of 54 year old James David Matthews in his apartment. Staff Sgt. Phillip Ross said Thursday he could not release any additional information on the case other than the death of Matthews is being treated as a homicide.

More to come…

Update September 8th
Aaron Shaun Young of New Waterford has been charged with second degree murder in the death of Matthews.