Nova Scotia

Suspicious death of 28-year-old man in Halifax area ruled a homicide

Police say the suspicious death of a 28-year-old man in Lake Loon last week has been ruled a homicide.

The man's body was found in a car in the Lake Loon community last week

Police say they found a man's body in a car on Loon Lake Road late on Dec.23. (Robert Guertin/CBC)

The suspicious death of a 28-year-old man in the Halifax area last week has been ruled a homicide.

About 10:50 p.m. AT last Thursday, Halifax RCMP responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 100 block of Lake Loon Road in Loon Lake, which is about 13 kilometres east of downtown Halifax. 

A man's body was found inside the car. His death has been ruled a homicide by the medical examiner's office, police said Wednesday.

Cpl. Chris Marshall, a spokesperson for the Nova Scotia RCMP, said police are not releasing the cause of death or the victim's identity at this point.

A stretch of Lake Loon Road is seen on Dec. 24. The death of a man found in a car on Lake Loon Road has been ruled a homicide. (Robert Guertin/CBC)

No arrests had been made as of Wednesday.

The man's death is the fourth homicide in Dartmouth in the past two months.

When asked about any potential connections to the other three deaths, including Alexander Joseph Frederick ThomasVincent Beals and 8-year-old Lee'Marion Cain, Marshall said the investigation is still in its early stages.

"Investigators are ... continuing to work towards gathering information and evidence," he said. "At this point, it would be premature to make connections to other, you know, ongoing investigations."

Marshall said RCMP do not believe the Lake Loon homicide is a random act.

Anyone who has information about this incident or saw something suspicious in the Lake Loon area last Thursday night is asked to call Halifax RCMP at (902) 420-5020.

Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers online, at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or through the P3 Tips App.

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