UPDATED: Charges laid in relation to the discovery of a body in Yarmouth County residence

Tina Comeau, The Vanguard
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YARMOUTH - It's not known how the man died, or how long he was in the residence.

The RCMP say they are investigating the discovery of a body in a residence on the Grove Road, located just within the town limits of Yarmouth.

At approximately 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3, Yarmouth Town RCMP conducted a well-being check at a residence on Grove Road. Upon entering the home, the RCMP found the deceased body of Stanley Ernest Adams from Yarmouth. 

The Southwest Nova Major Crimes Unit is assisting with the investigation

Timothy Stanley Adams, 43, has been arrested without incident and has been charged with the following offences: one count of neglecting to perform duties with reference to burial and one count of offering indignities to human remains. 

He appeared in provincial court in Yarmouth on Wednesday afternoon.

The Vanguard has been told by someone living in the area that a relative of the man, whom they identified as a nephew, was led from the scene in handcuffs. 

The RCMP are continuing their investigation and are interested in speaking with anyone who may have seen anything suspicious at the residence or had contact with the deceased.

The RCMP haven’t said how the long the man was deceased or how he died.

The Vanguard had been told by a neighbour that the man’s nephew had been led away from the scene in handcuffs on Tuesday.

The RCMP say it has not been determined how or when the person died.

A neighbour told the Yarmouth Vanguard that it appears to people living in the area of the residence that the man may have been deceased for quite some time. She said the man who lived in the residence was a hoarder of cats, and back in the spring – such as May or June – cats started showing up at her house.

She said the RCMP have been showing up at the residence since late last week. They would knock on the door and then leave, then return the following day.

“They kept banging and banging on the door and there was cop cars there continuously,” she said. She said residents in the area had been concerned about the man for months, as he hadn’t been seen for some time, yet the house has looked lived in for a long time – it was decorated for Halloween and a Christmas wreath is on the front door. The grass was also mowed.

Neighbours said the man had had a heart attack last year but had come back home after being in the hospital.

On Tuesday, Dec. 3, neighbours said there were at least five police cars at the residence.

The RCMP has said they expect to be on the scene for days. They have been going to door to door interviewing neighbours, asking when the last time they saw the man who lived inside the home.

 

 

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Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: Yarmouth County, Grove Road

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