Nfld. & Labrador

RCMP investigating sudden death of a man in Shearstown

The RCMP says it's investigating a sudden death of a 49-year-old man in Shearstown, in Bay Roberts.

Police say they received the report at 2:30 a.m. Saturday

Police were at a home in Shearstown on Sunday, following a report of a sudden death early Saturday morning. (Jeremy Eaton/CBC)

The RCMP says it's investigating the sudden death of a 49-year-old man in Shearstown, in Bay Roberts.

In a media release on Sunday morning, the RCMP said its major crime unit and the Bay Roberts detachment are investigating after police received a report of a man found dead at a home in the community around 2:30 a.m. Saturday.

One police vehicle remained at the home Sunday afternoon and a shed on the property was surrounded with yellow police tape. 

A shed at the home in Shearstown was surrounded with police tape Sunday. (Jeremy Eaton/CBC)

Both the RCMP forensic identification section and the office of the chief medical examiner are also investigating, according to police.

The RCMP said the investigation is ongoing, and residents of Shearstown can expect to see a police presence in the community over the next couple of days.

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