Nova Scotia

Suspicious East Preston death ruled a homicide

Nova Scotia RCMP are turning to the public for help in their investigation of a homicide reported in East Preston, N.S., on Monday.

The victim, Jason Andrew Smith, 45, was from the area, police turning to public for help

Halifax RCMP's Mobile Command vehicle was on scene Dec. 16, 2019, at a home in East Preston after a suspicious death. (Jack Julian/CBC)

A suspicious death that was reported in East Preston, N.S., on Monday has been ruled a homicide and Nova Scotia RCMP are turning to the public for help with the investigation.

Just before midnight on Sunday, police were called to the Dartmouth General Hospital because a 45-year-old man had been brought in with "suspicious, life-threatening injuries." The man later died because of the injuries.

The man has now been identified as Jason Andrew Smith of East Preston.

Anyone with information on the case can share it with police by calling Halifax District RCMP at 902-490-5020, while anonymous tips can be made to Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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