RCMP conducting homicide investigation into Hopedale death

July 31, 2020
Hopedale, Newfoundland and Labrador

News release

Hopedale RCMP, Labrador District General Investigation Section and the RCMP Major Crime Unit are investigating the death of a 44-year-old male who died on July 23, 2020. Police are treating the death as a homicide.

The Hopedale man was violently assaulted on May 11, 2020, in the community and died on July 23 as a result of the injuries he sustained in the assault.

Members of the community may notice an increased police presence in Hopedale as the investigation continues. No charges in relation to the homicide have yet been laid.

Anyone with information pertinent to the investigation is asked to call Hopedale RCMP at 709-933-3820 or by making a report through Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), by Secure Web Tips at www.nlcrimestoppers.com, or by downloading the free and secure mobile app. Search the App Store for "P3 Tips". Electronic tips submitted to Crime Stoppers are encrypted, entirely confidential and completely anonymous.

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Contact information

Corporal Jolene Garland
Media Relations Officer
RCMP NL
709-772-6170

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