The sudden death of Elias Bastarache being investigated as a homicide in Sainte-Marie-de-Kent.

Richibucto RCMP were called to a home on Route 515 on a report of sudden death on February 21st.

Police arrived to find 67-year-old Elias Bastarache, of Sainte-Marie-de-Kent, deceased. The cause of death has not been released.

RCMP said the investigation has led police to believe that Elias Bastarache was in the Sainte-Marie-De-Kent and Bouctouche areas on February 20, and would have been driving a yellow 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier coupe.

Anyone who may have seen Elias Bastarache or his vehicle on either February 20th or the  21st, and anyone who may have information is asked to contact the Major Crime Unit at 1-888-506-RCMP (7267).

 RCMP said a 33-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the recent homicide, however, no charges have been formally laid.

The 202 New Brunswick Homicide Victim List is available here.