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Fredericton Police investigating man’s death as a homicide

The Fredericton Police Force is now treating the sudden death in Wilmot Park earlier today as a homicide.

On Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 8:10 a.m., Fredericton Police, as well as the Fredericton Fire Department and Ambulance New Brunswick responded to the north side of Wilmot Park, adjacent to Woodstock Road, for reports of an adult male lying on the ground. The male had sustained significant injuries and was declared deceased. Visible injuries were inconsistent with a death caused by natural or self-inflicted means. At this time, we do not believe a firearm was involved.

The coroner was called, as well as Fredericton Police Forensic Identification and K-9, and Criminal Investigations has taken over the investigation. York Country Search and Rescue and the Department of Public Safety K-9 are assisting with a search of the area. The park remains closed at this time.

An autopsy will be conducted to determine cause of death, and the victim has not been identified, other than he is a male in his 20s-30s. At this point no arrests have been made, and the investigation is ongoing.

Investigators are looking to speak with anyone who may have information about the investigation, or who may have heard or seen anything suspicious in the Wilmot Park area between 8:00 p.m. on April 14, 2020 and 8:00 a.m. on April 15, 2020. Please contact the Fredericton Police Force at 460-2300 and reference file 20-7711. To remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or www.crimenb.ca.