Second man arrested in relation to the fatal stabbing of Alexander Matthew Peters on Elsipogtog First Nation, N.B.

The 2022 New Brunswick Homicide Victim List is available here

 Elsipogtog and Richibucto RCMP detachments responded to a report of an altercation at a residence on Oak Street, on October 7, 2022, at approximately 6 a.m.

On arrival police located 36-year-old Alexander Matthew Peters from the community in medical distress, who appeared to have suffered stab wounds. Despite life-saving efforts, the victim was pronounced at the scene.

Police said a 46-year-old man from Elsipogtog First Nation was arrested in the community on October 7th, and a weapon was located and seized by police.

Anyone who lives in the area of Oak Street and Graham Road in Elsipogtog First Nation and may have video surveillance footage, or who was driving through those areas between midnight and 9 a.m. on October 7, and may have witnessed anything suspicious or have dash-cam footage.

Update October 11th
RCMP announced that Nibogtoog Leonard Francis, from Elsipogtog First Nation, appeared in Saint John Provincial Court by way of tele-remand and was charged with second degree murder.

Nibogtoog Leonard Francis
Photo: Facebook

Update October 25th
The New Brunswick Major Crime Unit arrested Joseph Harvey Francis, 69, On October 24th, and charged him with second-degree murder.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Major Crime Unit at 1-888-506-RCMP (7267).