Suspect arrested in double homicide investigation

Ryan Ross
Published on August 21, 2014

The RCMP have arrested a suspect in connection with a double homicide investigation after a father and his adult son were found dead in a home near Montague.

RCMP Sgt. Leanne Butler said the arrest was made at 7:40 a.m. with help from the province's major crimes unit and the emergency response team.

But what the suspect's connection is to the victims is still unclear.

"It's part of the investigation that's ongoing," she said.

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Kings County RCMP were the first to respond to a 911 call Wednesday night and when they arrived on the scene at a home on St. Mary's Road they found two people dead inside.

The RCMP provided a brief update on the investigation Thursday morning, at which time they confirmed a double homicide investigation was underway and suspect arrested.

An update sent later Thursday afternoon confirmed the suspect is in his 40s and was arrested in Lower Montague in connection with the deaths.

The RCMP said charges are pending and the suspect is expected to appear in court Friday.

There are no other suspects in the case, the RCMP said.

Police vehicles blocked off part of St. Mary's Road until around 11:30 a.m. to keep members of the public away from the scene as the investigation continued.

During the media briefing Thursday morning, Butler said the RCMP wouldn't give any information about the victims, the suspect or the cause of death and was working with the coroner's office before releasing those details.

The coroner's office will conduct autopsies to determine an exact cause of death.