Sud­den death deemed ‘not sus­pi­cious’

Youth, 16, died ear­lier this week near Truro

Cape Breton Post - - PROVINCE -

The sud­den death of a 16year-old boy ear­lier this week near Truro “is not con­sid­ered sus­pi­cious,” po­lice said Wed­nes­day.

The au­topsy has been com­pleted, but the Colch­ester Dis­trict RCMP are still in­ves­ti­gat­ing cause of death, they con­firmed in a news re­lease.

Po­lice of­fi­cers were called to 488 Har­mony Ridge Rd. at about 4 a.m. Mon­day. They erected a canopy be­hind a small white shed when they ar­rived at the res­i­dence.

“Ev­ery event we have in re­la­tion to a sud­den death, the stance we have to take is to in­ves­ti­gate it as a homi­cide un­til we know oth­er­wise,” RCMP spokesman Cpl. Mark Skin­ner said later Mon­day.

The Moun­ties could add few de­tails about the ac­tual cause of the teen’s death Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon, but RCMP spokesman Cpl. Greg Church said they ex­pect to re­lease more de­tails to media Fri­day.

“In­ves­ti­ga­tors have a num­ber of dif­fer­ent av­enues that they want to cover off be­fore they up­date,” Cpl. Church said.

Salmon River Fire Brigade fire chief Tim John­son said on Mon­day that they were called to 488 Har­mony Ridge Rd. early that morn­ing for a car­diac ar­rest call. Po­lice could not con­firm Wed­nes­day if that call was re­lated to the boy’s death.


Po­lice are shown in­ves­ti­gat­ing a hu­man body found on Har­mony Ridge Road.

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