Nova Scotia

Body found during search for missing Sydney Mines teen

Cape Breton police will not release the name of the deceased male until his family is notified.

Cape Breton police will not release the name of the deceased male until his family is notified

The body of a male was found Sunday morning in Sydney Mines, N.S., while police were conducting a search for a missing teen.

Police say the Cape Breton Regional Police Dive team was doing a shoreline search near Pitt Street when they made the discovery. The body was found shortly after 9 a.m.

The name of the deceased male is being withheld until his family is notified.

Male may have fled Peck Street home

In a release published Sunday night, Nova Scotia's Serious Incident Reponse Team said the deceased male may have been with other youth on Dec. 28 at a home on Peck Street in Sydney Mines. 

Police were called to the home because of a complaint. The male, whom police found dead on Sunday, may have been part of a group of youth who fled the scene when officers arrived. 

SIRT, the province's police watchdog, says it's taking over the investigation because police may have been the reason why the deceased left the Peck Street home.

Body headed for autopsy

Police anticipate the body will be taken to Dartmouth on Monday for a forensic autopsy.

At the time the body was found, police had been looking for 15-year-old Kobe Clarence Pink. Police would not say if the body was Pink's. 

Pink was last seen on Dec. 28 around 10 p.m. in Sydney Mines.