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.
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.