No foul play in man’s death

Cape Breton Post - - FRONT PAGE -

SYD­NEY — Po­lice have ruled out foul play in the death of a Syd­ney man whose body was found in­side a va­cant build­ing in Whit­ney Pier. The uniden­ti­fied 57-year-old was dis­cov­ered by fire­fight­ers Mon­day night while they were re­spond­ing to a fire at the two-storey struc­ture on Robert Street. Cape Breton Re­gional Po­lice said Wed­nes­day the death is not con­sid­ered sus­pi­cious and that the man’s body has been sent for au­topsy. Po­lice and the fire mar­shal re­mained on the scene Wed­nes­day con­tin­u­ing their in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the cause of the fire. While the man’s name has not been re­leased, peo­ple who live in the neigh­bour­hood told the Cape Breton Post he was a home­less per­son likely seek­ing shel­ter in the build­ing. Build­ing owner Danny El­lis said the build­ing was al­ready slated for de­mo­li­tion. A com­pany he owns pur­chased the prop­erty from the Cape Breton Re­gional Mu­nic­i­pal­ity in Jan­uary with plans to tear it down and build a se­niors com­plex. Any­one with in­for­ma­tion about the in­ci­dent is asked to phone po­lice at 902-5635151 or Crime Stop­pers at 902-562-8477.

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