Update charges laid: RCMP investigating a homicide after the remains of Master Corporal (Ret’d) Robert Michael Campbell were found in a vehicle in Hants County

RCMP said two residents fled their home on Ridge Rd. in Wolfville, Kings County on May 24th in the early hours after intruders entered their home while they were asleep. Police arrived to find evidence that someone had been injured, but it was not the homeowners.

According to reports, the homeowners did not know the intruders, however, the attack is not believed to be random. The suspects were seen leaving in a grey van.

RCMP and emergency crews responded to a vehicle fire in the Rock Rd. area of St. Croix, in Hants County, on the same day at approximately 7:00am.

Police said they arrived to find a grey van with human remains inside. A positive identification has not been made at this time.

The investigation is ongoing. The MCU is being assisted by members of RCMP Forensic Identification Services, Special Tactical Operations, Underwater Recovery Team, and Nova Scotia RCMP’s Remotely Piloted Aircraft Services. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at  902-365-3120. 

Update June 2nd
RCMP has identified the victim as 51-year-old Master Corporal (Ret’d) Robert Michael Campbell of Falmouth.

Update May 14th 2021
Darroll Murray Atwell, 42, of Robinson Corner, and Devyn Adam Dennis, 26, of Bishopville, were arrested without incident in relation to Mr. Campbell’s homicide. Both were charged with the following:
Indignity to Human Remains
Accessory after the Fact
Break and Enter with Intent to Commit an Indictable Offence

Update May 19th, 2021
Rebecca Elizabeth Moir, 37, of Five Islands, and Brandon Doucette, 28, of L’Ardoise, were arrested without incident in relation to the death of Robert Campbell. Both were charged with the following:
Murder of Robert Campbell
Criminal Negligence Causing Death
Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose
Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
Moir is also facing an additional charge of Possession of a Weapon while Prohibited under section 117.01(1) of the Criminal Code.
Doucette is facing additional charges of Discharge of a Firearm under section 244(b) of the Criminal Code and Pointing a Firearm under section 87 of the Criminal Code.

The 2020 Nova Scotia Homicide Victim List is available here.