Update: death officially ruled a homicide

September 16, 2017
Lake Loon, Nova Scotia

News release

The death that occurred on September 14 in Lake Loon has been officially ruled a homicide.

A man was found deceased just after 8 p.m. on Thursday, September 14 on Cherry Brook Rd. in Lake Loon.

Police have ruled the death a homicide and identified the victim as 22-year-old Josiah Kaelin Sparks of Lake Loon.

The Integrated Criminal Investigation Division is leading the investigation.

Police are asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of Sparks between Monday, September 11 and Thursday, September 14 to contact Halifax District RCMP or Halifax Regional Police at 902-490-5020. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can also contact Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or text TIP202 + your message to 'CRIMES' (274637) or submit tips by Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca. Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash award.

Our thoughts are with Josiah's family and friends at this time.


Contact information

Cpl. Andrew Joyce
Nova Scotia RCMP
Cell: 902-222-0154

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