Nova Scotia

Eskasoni man's death ruled a homicide, RCMP say

The body of a 30-year-old man was found on Beach Road on Monday.

Body of a 30-year-old man was found on Monday

The body of a 30-year-old Eskasoni man was found on Beach Road in the Mi'kmaw community on Monday. His death has been ruled a homicide. (CBC)

Nova Scotia RCMP are now investigating the death of a 30-year-old man in Eskasoni, N.S., as a homicide. 

Officers were first called to a report of a sudden death in the community around 5:45 a.m. AT on Monday.

A police spokesperson said the body of the man was found on Beach Road. 

"Earlier today, the Nova Scotia Medical Examiner's office completed an autopsy in relation to the 30-year-old man from Eskasoni," said Cpl. Chris Marshall on Tuesday.
 
"The results of the autopsy deemed that the death was as a result of a homicide."

Yellow police tape at the scene on Beach Road where a man's body was found on Monday in Eskasoni. (CBC)

Police originally said that the man's body was found in a home on Beach Road, but later clarified the death did not occur in a home.

Marshall could not say whether RCMP have narrowed down any suspects in relation to the case.  

The RCMP Northeast Nova Major Crimes Unit is now leading the investigation with the help of Eskasoni RCMP, an RCMP forensics team and the provincial medical examiner's office. 

Anyone who has information about this incident is asked to contact investigators at (902) 896-5060. Anonymous tips can also be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), online at crimestoppers.ns.ca, or through the P3 Tips App.

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