Update three men charged – 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.

Update March 19th
Police have arrested and charged three men in relation to the homicide of Derek Miles. Gregory Maxwell Purvis, 52, George Andrew Purvis, 30, and Murray Robert Timmons, 26, have all been charged with second degree murder.

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