The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary deem the death of 68-year-old Michael King of St. John’s on Waterford Valley trail a homicide

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary responded to the Waterford Valley area of St. John’s on the report of a deceased man in the area. 

The 68-year-old man was located near a trail which runs between Waterford Bridge Road and Topsail Road, and police have now said his death was a homicide. The cause of death and victim’s identity has not been released.

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary and Criminal Investigation Division are still investigating the events that led to the man’s death, and whether or not the individuals were known to each other.

Anyone with dashcam or CCTV footage from Saturday, May 29, 2021, between 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm in the area of Topsail Road, from Cowan Avenue to Hamlyn Road. Investigators also seek the same video footage  on Sunday, May 30, 2021, from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm on Waterford Bridge Road, between Bay Bulls Road and Cowan Avenue, is asked to contact police at 729-8000.

Update, on July 8th the RNC identified the victim as Michael King of St. John’s.