Ma­jor crime scene

Po­lice find body in Pleas­ant Grove but not say­ing any­thing about na­ture of death

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - FRONT PAGE -

A body was found be­hind a trailer home on Pleas­ant Grove Road Fri­day af­ter­noon, launch­ing a ma­jor RCMP in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Late Fri­day po­lice would say noth­ing more than one body was found and was sent to Hal­i­fax for a foren­sic au­topsy.

RCMP spokes­woman Leanne But­ler would not say if the body was of a man, woman, or child, if the case was a sus­pected mur­der or any other de­tail.

As the body was re­moved late Fri­day, cov­ered in a white sheet on a stretcher, it ap­peared to be that of an adult. Neigh­bours said that a man, his part­ner and two chil­dren lived in the trailer home at the crime scene.

The trailer is lo­cated in a wooded lot with bro­ken fish­ing gear and a fish­ing boat seen in the back yard. The back yard was filled with a wide va­ri­ety of scat­tered items.

There was no lawn at the res­i­dence, in stark con­trast to neat homes and prop­er­ties neigh­bor­ing the crime scene.

The RCMP said in a press re­lease that about 2 p.m. Fri­day it re­ceived a com­plaint from a res­i­dent which launched the in­ves­ti­ga­tion. “Ev­ery death of this na­ture is con­sid­ered sus­pi­cious un­til de­ter­mined oth­er­wise,” said But­ler.

In­ves­ti­ga­tion teams stayed at the scene overnight with Route 220, the Pleas­ant Grove road closed right by the in­ci­dent area through the night.

A fur­ther up­date will be pro­vided Satur­day at 2 p.m. No fur­ther of­fi­cial in­for­ma­tion is avail­able un­til then.

A mo­bile com­mand post, the RCMP’s po­lice dog unit and nu­mer­ous of­fi­cers poured over the area dur­ing day­light Fri­day. As dark­ness fell, gen­er­a­tors fed strong flood lights il­lu­mi­nat­ing the back of the prop­erty.

The foren­sic iden­ti­fi­ca­tion staff, dressed in white suits, con­cen­trated on the prop­erty were the body was found, but even picked up items from a neat, but un­oc­cu­pied trailer across the road.

NIGEL ARMSTRONG/THE GUARDIAN

Po­lice foren­sic staff re­move a body from the prop­erty be­hind a trailer home on Pleas­ant Grove Road Fri­day. No de­tails are be­ing given about the in­ci­dent that be­gan with a call to po­lice about 2 p.m.

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