Homicide investigation underway as RCMP identify man found dead in Petit-Cap home

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The New Brunswick RCMP on Thursday annoinced that a homicide investigation is underway after a man was found dead in a home in Petit-Cap.

“On December 8, 2021, at approximately 12:40 a.m., Shediac RCMP responded to a report of break and enter at a residence on Route 950 in Petit-Cap. When police arrived, they discovered the body of a deceased man inside the home,” the RCMP said in a statement.

The statement further added that the investigation has determined that the man’s death was a result of a homicide. The victim has been identified as 55-year-old Nicholas Trenholm.

Through the course of the investigation, police learned there were two men involved in the incident, who fled the scene in a vehicle before police arrived, the RCMP said, adding that the direction of travel and descriptions of the suspects are not available at this time.

The RCMP also added that as part of the ongoing investigation, police are interested in speaking to anyone who lives in the area who may have video surveillance footage, or who witnessed suspicious activity in the late evening hours of December 7 or early morning hours of December 8.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Major Crime Unit at 1-888-506-RCMP (7267).

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