Tag Archives: Nova Scotia

Update:Police say Clam Bay deaths were a murder suicide

Emergency crews were called to a fire at a home nestled in the woods near Clam Harbour Beach on Monday July 24th Just before 9am.

Fire officials said the blaze started in the garage and spread to the attached home. Firefighters managed to extinguish the fire before it spread to the woods.

Two people were found dead in the home.  Police have confirmed that the deceased are both male and female, however their identities will not be released at this time.

Update Aug 4
Police said the 46-year-old woman and a 54-year-old man died as a result of a murder-suicide. The woman was the murder victim. Police are not looking for any other suspects.


Kimberly Ann O’Dea facing second degree murder charge in running down and killing her former partner

Sydney Mines police said the incident occurred at 7 a.m. July 14 on Oxford Avenue when a vehicle driven by Kimberly O’Dea 37 struck 28 year old Dana Marie Jessome.

Jessome was airlifted to a Halifax hospital where she was pronounced deceased.

O’Dea was arrested by police, without incident, shortly after the accident and is facing a second degree murder charge in the death of her former partner.

Two charged in the death of Nadia Gonzales

On June 16th at around 7:45 pm Halifax Regional Police, including the Patrol, K-9, Emergency Response and Quick Response Units, responded to report of an assault in progress.

Police arrived at the home, located at the 0-100 block of Hastings Drive in Dartmouth‎ to find an injured male with life threatening injuries, he was rushed to hospital and is expected to survive. Police also located an unresponsive woman at the scene. Nadia Gonzales 35, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Calvin Maynard Sparks 23, has been charged with one count of first degree murder, attempted murder, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and breach of probation. Samanda Rose Ritch 19, has been charged with first degree murder, attempted murder, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and breach of recognizance.

The Halifax 2017 Homicide Victim List is available here.

Charge laid in the suspicious death of Chelsie Probert deemed a homicide

Halifax police responded to report of a female in medical distress, on a path near Albro Lake Road, on June 6th at around 10pm.  Police found 18 year old Chelsie Prober in serious condition.

Prober was taken to hospital where she later died. The cause of death has not been released at this time.

A team of volunteers are helping Halifax Regional Police search for evidence.

Police ask that anyone with information about the homicide call them at 902-490-5020 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Halifax police have announced that a youth male who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act has been charged with second degree murder in relation to the death of Chelsie Prober.

The Halifax 2017 Homicide Victim List is available here.

RCMP have declared the South Rawdon garage fire death a homicide

Emergency crews were called to a garage fire in South Rawdon Nova Scotia on April 3rd at around 9:15 am. on arrival the detached garage was fully engulfed, and two children were rescued from the adjacent home unharmed.

A 27 year old woman was found dead in the garage after the fire was extinguished. Police have not revealed the cause of death at this time.

RCMP announced on June 2nd that the death of the woman was a homicide.

Update July 27th
RCMP arrested Joshua Eric Crowell ,27, and charged him with second degree murder in relation to the death of Laura Ross 27.  RCMP said the victim and the Accused were known to eachother but did not disclose the relationship.

The April 2017 Homicide Victims List and Links are available here.

Richard Wayne MacNeil charged with the death of Sara Beth Ann Forbes in Gardiner Mines

Cape Breton Regional Police responded to a 911 call to a home on O’Brien Street in Gardiner Mines on Tuesday April 18th at around noon.

Police arrived at the home to find  33 year old Sara Beth Ann Forbes dead. Police arrested Richard Wayne McNeil, 40, at the scene, the home he shared with Forbes and their young son according to  TheCape Breton Post.

MacNiel has been charged with first degree murder

Military veteran Lionel Desmond allegedly murders his family and himself

Nova Scotia RCMP were called to a home in Upper Big Tracadie, just after 6pm on January 3rd, after receiving a call for assistance. Police arrived to find Lionel Desmond 33, his 52 year old mother Brenda Desmond, his wife Shanna Desmond 31, and their 10 year old daughter Aaliyah all dead from apparent gunshot wounds.

Police said the call came from Shanna Desmond’s aunt who had gone to the home Tuesday night. RCMP said Lionel Desmond’s injuries looked to have been self inflicted and there was no sign of forced entry at the home.

Tyler Ronald Joseph Keizer shot to death in Halifax

Halifax police responded to report of a shooting in the area of Falkland and Gottingen streets on November 21 at around 10:45pm.

Tyler Ronald Joseph Keizer, 22, was found with life threatening injuries, in the drivers seat of an SUV. Keizerwas rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.

There have been no arrests at this time.

The death of Tyler Ronald Joseph Keizer is the 12th Halifax homicide this year.

The total 2016 Halifax homicide list is available here.



Terrance Izzard, Halifax second homicide in three days

Halifax police were called to 2412 Cragg ave on November 14th at approximately 11pm on report of a shooting. Police arrived to find 58 year old Terrance Izzard suffering from life threatening injuries.

Izzard was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

The death of Terrance Izzard is the 11th homicide for Halifax in 2016. The total victim’s list is available here.