The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) has confirmed that the death of a man found inside a burned-out vehicle in Harbour Grace is a homicide.
On the evening of August 20th, police responded to reports of a vehicle on fire on the Trans-Canada Highway in Harbour Grace. When the fire was extinguished, the body of a man was discovered inside the car.
The RNC has now officially declared the death a homicide. The identity of the man has not yet been released, but police have stated that he was in his late 20s.
An autopsy was conducted to determine the cause of death, and the results are pending. Police have not yet released any further information about the incident or any suspects.
The RNC Major Crime Unit is now actively pursuing the case, and they are asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who has any information regarding the incident, to come forward.
This is not the first time a homicide has been reported in Harbour Grace. Last year, a woman was found dead inside her home, and a few years before that, a man was shot and killed in a drug-related incident.
Although the frequency of homicides in Harbour Grace is relatively low, the RCMP and the RNC are taking this incident very seriously and are doing everything they can to bring justice to the victim and his family.
The police are asking anyone who has any information regarding the incident to contact the RNC Major Crime Unit at (709) 729-8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
The death of this man is a tragedy and a reminder that violence can strike at any time and in any place. The police are doing their best to ensure that justice is served and that the perpetrator of this heinous crime is brought to justice.