Autopsy in Halifax Friday shows no foul play for adult male. No name released as coroner continues investigation.
© Nigel Armstrong - The Guardian
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."
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.