Nova Scotia

Chester Basin homicide concerns neighbours

Police still haven't named the woman whose death has been deemed a homicide in Chester Basin, but at least one neighbour says he's concerned for his own family.
RCMP are investigating the death of a 57-year-old woman as a homicide at this home in Chester Basin. (Steve Lawrence/CBC)

Police still haven't named the woman whose death has been deemed a homicide in Chester Basin, but at least one neighbour says he's concerned for his own family.

The 57-year-old woman was found dead in a home Friday morning.

The death was determined to be a homicide, police said Sunday. The woman's body was to be taken to Halifax for an autopsy.

RCMP say the investigation is continuing.

"We're preliminarily into our investigation. We're not releasing any information on who any of our suspects are — if any. We always remind people in the community to ensure that they mind their safety," said Staff Sgt. Bruce Hill.

The victim had two children, including a son who was believed to be living with her, friends and neighbours told CBC News.

Al Chaddick described the victim as 'lovely' and 'engaging.' (CBC)

Although she'd lived in Chester Basin, she was originally from the United States.

She recently retired from her job as an Air Canada flight attendant, and in her spare time she made nautical-themed jewelry that she sold on the internet.

Al Chaddock said he wonders about the circumstances surrounding the homicide.

"I'm wondering, well what are we dealing with here, how concerned should I be?" asked Chaddock.

"The immediate concern for me is my own family."

Chaddock said he knew the victim well.

"She was beautiful and lovely and warm and engaging, and everyone says that about her — and very smart, you know," Chaddock said.

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