Death of young man found on Cape Breton highway deemed suspicious
Cause of death has yet to be determined
Cape Breton Regional Police are investigating after a young man was found on Highway 223 in Leitches Creek, outside of Sydney, N.S., early Sunday morning and later declared dead at hospital.
Police were called to the scene around 3:37 a.m. after someone reported finding a person on the highway.
Staff Sergeant Bill Turner told CBC News that victim was a youth.
Turner said there had been a big party further up the road in Leitches Creek, which he believes was a high school graduation party.
Turner said he could not confirm if the young man was coming from the party, but does not believe he was a graduate due to his age.
The teen was not dead upon arrival, he said.
"They transported him. They don't transport unless there's a sign of life, but [he died] very shortly after his time of arrival at the hospital."
An autopsy is scheduled Sunday afternoon in Halifax.
The Cape Breton-Victoria Regional Centre for Education said Sunday it will not be commenting on the death.