Tyler Blade Neufeld is charged with the murder of a 71-year-old man in East Walton

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East Hants District RCMP, with assistance from West Hants District RCMP, Indian Brook RCMP, Colchester County District RCMP and Halifax District RCMP, responded to a report of an assault at a home on Hwy. 215 in East Walton on January 16th at approximately 7:20 p.m.

On arrival police located a 71-year-old man unresponsive on the driveway of the home. Paramedics declared the victim deceased at the scene. His cause of death has not been released, however, police said his death was a homicide.

Investigators learned that a second, unarmed, man had fled on foot prior to police arrival. At approximately 10:00, police located and arrested Tyler Blade Neufeld, 28, of East Walton. Neufeld has been charged with Murder and he appeared in Truro Provincial Court on January 18th.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Northeast Nova RCMP Major Crime Unit at 902-896-5060. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).