RCMP continues to look for answers in We’koqma’q suspicious death
SYDNEY— Just over six weeks after Cassidy Bernard was found dead in her We’koqma’q home, RCMP in Nova Scotia are once again requesting public assistance with their investigation. “We do not believe this to have been a random act and continue to ask the public to come forward with any information that may help this investigation,” said Sgt. Glenn Bonvie of the RCMP Northeast Nova Major Crimes Unit, in a press release issued Thursday morning. The RCMP investigation is being led by its Northeast Nova Major Crimes Unit with assistance from the RCMP Forensic Identification Unit, the Nova Scotia Medical Examiner Service, and the community of We’koqma’q (formerly referred to as Waycobah).
The 22-year-old Bernard was found dead in her home on Oct. 24. Two infant children were also in the home at the time.
Since her death, We’koqma’q has offered a reward for information and members of the community and others marched across the Canso Causeway to bring awareness to her death and missing and murdered Indigenous women.
“We understand that this impacts an entire community that is looking for answers,” said Bonvie.
“These investigations are complex and can take a significant amount of time to examine the evidence and make a determination about what happened.” Anyone with information about the ongoing investigation is encouraged to call Waycobah RCMP at 902-7563371.
Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or submit a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca, or use the P3 Tips App.