Eskasoni RCMP responded to a report of a sudden death on Beach Rd. in Eskasoni’s Mi’kmaw community on August 9th at approximately 5:45am.
Police arrived to find a 30-year-old Eskasoni man deceased. His death has been deemed a homicide, cause of death has not been released. The victim has been identified as Andrew Carter Morris.
Update on February 22, 2023, the Northeast Nova RCMP Major Crime Unit, with assistance from the Nova Scotia RCMP Emergency Response Team, attended a home on 74th St. in Eskasoni, where a woman was safely arrested and after approximately four hours, a man was also safely arrested. Both were held in custody overnight.
Kurt Daniel Gould, 33, and Scentina Marie Michael, 34, both of Eskasoni First Nation, have been charged with First Degree Murder and Armed Robbery (2 counts). Both have been remanded into custody.
Police said during the arrests of Gould and Michael, the home on 74th St. caught fire. The investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing and is being investigated by the Eskasoni RCMP, while a separate and independent investigation is being completed by the Nova Scotia Fire Marshal’s Office.
Update May 8th
Eskasoni RCMP announced that on May 4, RCMP officers attended a home, on 74th St. in Eskasoni, where they safely arrested 23-year-old Eskasoni Anthanasius (Tannas) Dennis and charged him with First Degree Murder.
The Northeast Nova Major Crime Unit is asking anyone who has information about this incident to contact them at 902-896-5060.