Sudden death deemed ‘not suspicious’
Youth, 16, died earlier this week near Truro
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.