RCMP on scene after woman killed in Conne River

Police are on the scene in Conne River on Thursday, after a young woman was killed in the southern Newfoundland community Wednesday evening. 

Bay D’Espoir RCMP were called to the community around 9:30 p.m. over a report of a suspicious death. 

“Our major crimes section has taken over the investigation,” said Cpl. Jolene Garland, a spokesperson for the RCMP, adding police were unable to provide many details.

“Especially where there’s a potential that this could result is possible criminality, we don’t want to comment too early on anything that could jeopardize a possible criminal investigation.”

Garland is based in St. John’s and said it’s been difficult to reach officers on the ground in Conne River because they’ve been so tied up with the ongoing investigation.

“I can only surmise like anywhere in a smaller community that something like this would be very upsetting. Any time there is a death that is deemed to be suspicious in nature would be upsetting to anybody in the community.”

Garland said the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is also involved in the investigation.

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RCMP on scene after woman killed in Conne River

Source: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/conne-river-death-1.4972742?cmp=rss
Aggregated from: CBC | Newfoundland and Labrador News

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