The New Brunswick RCMP's Major Crime Unit is investigating the death of a man in Elsipogtog First Nation, N.B., as a homicide.
On October 7, 2022, at approximately 6 a.m., members of the Elsipogtog and Richibucto RCMP detachments responded to a report of an altercation at a residence on Oak Street, in Elsipogtog First Nation. When police arrived on scene, they found a 36-year-old man from the community in medical distress, who appeared to have suffered stab wounds. First aid was administered on scene by RCMP members until Ambulance New Brunswick paramedics arrived. The man died at the scene as a result of his injuries.
Later the same day, a 46-year-old man from Elsipogtog First Nation was arrested in the community, and a weapon was located and seized by police.
An autopsy has been scheduled to help determine the man's exact cause of death. Police are investigating the man's death as a homicide.
Police are interested in speaking to anyone who lives in the area of Oak Street and Graham Road in Elsipogtog First Nation and may have video surveillance footage, or who was driving through those areas between midnight and 9 a.m. on October 7, and may have witnessed anything suspicious or have dash-cam footage.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Major Crime Unit at 1-888-506-RCMP (7267). Information can also be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), by downloading the secure P3 Mobile App, or by Secure Web Tips at www.crimenb.ca.
The investigation is ongoing.