Halifax Regional Police confirm that an RCMP dive team is searching an area of the Bedford Basin near Africville for clues into the homicide of Matthew Thomas Sudds.
Sudds' body was found near Africville Park, a popular park in Halifax's north end, by a passerby just before 12 p.m. last Monday..
He was shot to death.
Sudds' body was found on Africville Road, halfway between the Africville Museum and the Fairview Cove container terminal. The grisly discovery led to the overnight closure of the road between Barrington Street to the Windsor Street Exchange.
n 2012, Sudds was on the most-wanted list for the Halifax Regional Police, for assault and failing to comply with conditions. He was arrested in May 2012 by the Bridgewater Police Service and was scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 1 to face charges of possessing a weapon.
Sudds also had another court appearance scheduled in January 2014 to deal with two charges of assault.