UPDATE: Police end on-site investigation of human remains

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Autopsy in Halifax Friday shows no foul play for adult male. No name released as coroner continues investigation.

Police teams work at a wooded site in Stratford where there the body of a man was found Thursday afternoon. The private land where the body was located among trees is beside Tea Hill Park. The landowner and a hired assistant were clearing brush when they discovered the remains of what appeared to be a male.

STRATFORD — RCMP teams are now gone from a wooded area near Tea Hill Park in Stratford after finishing the on-site investigation of human remains.

In an update issued just after 4 p.m. Friday, the body was confirmed to be an adult male.

"Today, May 16th 2014, in Halifax, N.S. an autopsy was conducted on the human remains, with members of the RCMP major crime (team) in attendance," said the statement.

"At the conclusion of the autopsy it was determined that foul play is not suspected in this matter.  The exact cause of death has not yet been determined. Further testing is ongoing."

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Two men found the body just after 2 p.m. Thursday while clearing brush from a spruce grove between the east boundary of Tea Hill Park and a private golf range of an adjacent estate.

The Guardian was told that the body appears to have been at that site for a long period of time.

 

Organizations: RCMP, Police Dog Service

Geographic location: Stratford, Keppoch Road, Halifax

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  • Piet Hein
    May 16, 2014 - 22:47

    Why Bother With, if you dislike the way The Guardian is reporting this story why then did you read it? It is obvious The Guardian is doing the right thing by the fact that even its critics read the stories.

  • why bother with
    May 16, 2014 - 14:53

    Why you bother with incomplete news stories until facts are in . The radio has said all day the gender was not even identified .why worry a family that may have a some loved one missing on a holiday weekend when details probably wont be known for a period of time like post victoria day of next week .

    • Why not bother?
      May 16, 2014 - 17:16

      Because it is an update to the investigation.... and you still read it, so they are doing a good job in my mind by making this post. As for the radio, it is mainly background noise to most to maintain ones sanity.