Robert Jason MacKenzie named as man charged in Nicole Campbell's death

Police say Robert Jason MacKenzie was arrested on Thursday at the scene of the crime, an apartment building in downtown New Glasgow.

Police say the 36-year-old was arrested Thursday at an apartment building in New Glasgow

Police have confirmed a man arrested outside a home on Temperance Street Thursday morning, Robert Jason MacKenzie, has been charged with second degree murder. (CBC)

A 36-year-old Pictou County man is spending the weekend in jail on a murder charge, after a woman was found killed in New Glasgow earlier this week.

Police say Robert Jason MacKenzie was arrested on Thursday at the scene of the crime, a downtown apartment building.

The man, who is known to police, was charged yesterday with second-degree murder and will appear in a Pictou courtroom on Monday.

A 911 tip led officers to a Temperance Street apartment building where they found the body of 33-year-old Nicole Campbell on Wednesday afternoon. (Nicole Campbell/Facebook)

A 911 tip led officers to a Temperance Street apartment building where they found the body of 33-year-old Nicole Campbell on Wednesday afternoon.

New Glasgow Police Const. Ken MacDonald says an autopsy was completed yesterday, but he is not saying how Campbell died, or whether a weapon was involved.

He confirms it was not a random attack, but will not say whether the pair knew each other.

MacDonald says forensic officers were still processing the scene, a second floor apartment, as of Saturday afternoon.

Crime scene investigators were still processing the scene on Saturday in New Glasgow. (Submitted by New Glasgow police)

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