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