Tag Archives: Nova Scotia

Tylor McInnis found dead in trunk of a car

Tylor McInnis 26, was found dead in the trunk of a stolen car that was abandoned in a North Preston Cemetery on August 23.

Police said that the car was reported stolen at around 2 pm on August 23, and found in St. Thomas Baptist Church cemetery a short time after.

An autopsy conducted on August 24th proved the death of McInnis to be a homicide, however police are not releasing the cause of death at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this case should contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Four people have been charged with the Murder of Tylor McInnis. Daniel Romeo Downey, 18, is facing first degree murder, robbery, extortion, kidnapping. Nicco Alexander Smith, 25, of Cole  is facing charges of first degree murder, robbery, extortion . Judson Lemar Falls, 34, is facing charges of accessory after the fact. Also an un-named teenage has been charged with being an accessory after the face.

UPDATE: Joseph Douglas Cameron shot to death in Dartmouth

March 29th Police responded to reports of shots fired at around 5:30 a.m. They arrived to find Joseph Cameron 20 unresponsive, lying on the sidewalk between Spring Avenue and Mount Edward Road.

Police have not named any suspect.

Anyone who has any information about this incident is asked to contact police by calling 902-490-5020. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)

Update July 8th,
Police arrested a 17 year old Nova Scotia teen  in London, Ontario on July 7th. He has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Joseph Cameron.

Daverico Downey 20 gunned down in North Preston

Halifax Police were called to the scene on April 23, at about 2am on reports of gunshots.  Police found Daverico Downey 20, dead at the scene.

Police said Downey had been shot but they couldn’t confirm if there was a connection between his death and the deaths of Naricho Clayton and Tyler Richards who also died this week.

Anyone with information can call police at 902-490-5020 or Crime Stoppers anonymously by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)

September 29th

Nova Scotia RCMP arrested a 33  year old woman and a 22 year old man at different addresses on September 29th.  Charges have not been established at this time.

Naricho Clayton, 23 shot dead in Halifax

Halifax Police were called to the  2000 block of Gottingen Street at 11pm on April 19th on reports of gunfire.

On arrival police found two men in a vehicle. One man identified as Naricho Clayton, 23, was pronounced dead at the scene. The other man was rushed to hospital with non life threatening injuries.

Police have not named any suspects at this time.

Anyone with information about the incident to call 902-490-5016 or to send anonymous tips via Crime Stoppers.

Former Halifax Rainmen player Tyler Richards found dead in his home

Police were called to a home in the 6900 block of Cook Avenue in Halifax on April 17th just after 8pm. On arrival police found  Tyler Richards, a former member of the Halifax Rainmen dead.

Police have not stated how Richards died, however there are speculations that he was shot.

Police would like anyone with information about Richards or the killing to call them at 902-490-5016 or make an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers.

Update – Man shot dead in home invasion by homeowner

On Saturday April 9th two men entered a home in Botwood NS. One man left unharmed, the other was fatally shot by the homeowner during the home invasion.

Police have now charged the homeowner, Gilbert Budgell 53, of Botwood with second-degree murder. Budgell has also been charged with having a firearm while prohibited from doing so.

Update October 12th 2017

Crown attorneys have decided not to proceed with a second-degree murder charge against Budgell. The charges were formally dropped on Thursday October 12th.

Yoga instructor Kristin Johnson murdered in her home

A popular Yoga instructor Kristin Johnson 32, was found dead in her home after Police responded to a call at around 7:45am on March 26 in Purcells Cove. Two men were at the scene of the two bedroom home, both of which lived with Johnson.

Two men were originally arrested, but police let one man go as his involvement was ruled out.

The second man arrested was transported to hospital as he required medical attention for injuries that were said to be serious but not life threatening.

Cause of death has not been released at this time.

Johnson owned 42 Degrees Fitness and Wellness on Grafton Street, in Halifax, NS

**UPDATE**

On April 11th Nicholas Butcher 33, was re-arrested after being discharged from hospital, where he was recovering from injuries sustained at the crime scene.  Police have charged Butcher with second degree murder.

Police have not disclosed the relationship between Johnson and Butcher.