DNA anal­y­sis from North River mur­der scene in RCMP’s hands

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DNA anal­y­sis of ev­i­dence linked to the mur­der of a North River res­i­dent ear­lier this year is now in the hands of the RCMP.

In a news re­lease is­sued Thurs­day morn­ing, po­lice said in­ves­ti­ga­tors are now re­view­ing the re­sults of that anal­y­sis.

“DNA anal­y­sis is a process that takes time and is pro­cessed on a pri­or­ity ba­sis,” the RCMP said in its re­lease. “The time needed to process ex­hibits is di­rectly pro­por­tional to the amount of ex­hibits sent for pro­cess­ing and the case load of our lab­o­ra­tory staff.”

Dale Porter was mur­dered dur­ing the early hours of June 29, 2014. The fa­ther of two died fol­low­ing a vi­o­lent al­ter­ca­tion at his prop­erty on North River Road. The man had been out at a club in Bay Roberts ear­lier that evening be­fore head­ing home.

His mur­der shocked the com­mu­nity. Neigh­bours de­scribed him as a quiet and like­able man. He did not have a crim­i­nal record.

The RCMP said it will con­tinue to look into all in­ves­tiga­tive av­enues, in­clud­ing those linked to in­for­ma­tion from the pub­lic and de­tails gleaned from the in­ves­tiga­tive process.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion about Porter’s mur­der is asked to con­tact the RCMP or Crime Stop­pers.

Com­pass file photo

An RCMP ve­hi­cle is po­si­tioned in front of a home in North River on June 29, 2014. Dale Porter was mur­dered at this prop­erty ear­lier that same day.

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