Update: Body found at Oakfield Provincial Park

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Police believe man was murdered

The HRP/RCMP Integrated Major Crime Unit (MCU) is confirming that the discovery of a body at Oakfield Provincial Park is the result of a homicide.

Yesterday morning, 8:23 a.m., Lower Sackville RCMP got a call from a man walking his dog that he had discovered a body near the entrance to Oakfield Park.   The Integrated MCU, Forensic Identification team and the Medical Examiner's office were called into to assist investigators.  The body had been burned. Today, an autopsy was conducted with the Medical Examiner's office and investigators are confirming the death resulted from a homicide.  Police are not releasing the cause of death at this time.   Police have confirmed the man's identity but his name and details are not being released at this time due to pending notifications.  The scene has been released. The matter remains under investigation. If you have any information regarding the person(s) responsible for this homicide, you are encouraged to call any RCMP office, Halifax Regional Police or Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), texting TIP202 + your message to 'CRIMES' (274637) or by Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca. Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash reward from $50 - $2000.   

Organizations: Medical Examiner, Integrated MCU, Crime Stoppers RCMP

Geographic location: Oakfield, Oakfield Park

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