2019-08-07

Major crime investigators probe local woman’s gun shot death

by Keith Corcoran

RCMP confirm major crime investigators are still examining the circumstances of the late June shooting death of a 56 year old Lunenburg County woman.

The probe remains open, RCMP spokesman Sgt. Andrew Joyce told LighthouseNOW, as police investigate whether or not the woman's death was as a result of a criminal act.

Search warrant records filed at the Bridgewater Justice Centre show police searched a New Canada home and outbuildings June 30 as part of a potential murder investigation.

Law enforcement was on the look-out for firearms, ammunition, communication devices, forensic evidence, a note and other documents containing the woman's handwriting.

Records filed July 18 at the Bridgewater courthouse indicate rifles, clothing, an Apple iPhone, and a notepad containing writing were among items seized. The search was carried out sometime between 3 p.m. June 30 and 9 p.m. on Canada Day.

The June 30 Information to Obtain a Search Warrant, the document presented to justify the issuing of such a judicial authorization, indicates RCMP were summoned at 3 a.m. to a sudden death and found a deceased woman who had sustained a gun shot wound to the chest.

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