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Remains Located in Landfill Identified – Police Seek Information

On October 1st 2019 at approximately 9:05 hrs, the Fredericton Police Force responded to the Solid Waste Commission located at 1775 Alison Boulevard for the discovery of human remains. 

We can now confirm that the deceased is 55-year old Jeffrey Peter Kroon, of Fredericton.  

We believe Mr. Kroon was transported to the landfill site in a garbage truck, after being in a commercial garbage bin. At this time, police are still gathering more information regarding Mr. Kroon’s activities leading up to his death; however we are comfortable in saying that there is no risk to public safety. Results of the autopsy, and information gleaned from the investigation lead us to believe that foul play was not involved. 

There has been some information circulating about his living situation prior to the accident. We can say with relative certainty that Mr. Kroon had not been living on the street, or been sleeping in a dumpster, and that he had a warm, dry place to stay.

This does require us to urge the public to consider locking commercial garbage bins to discourage people from getting inside. We have received other reports of people being in dumpsters, which is not ever safe, for any reason.  It is also important to note that there are many community agencies out there to support those that may require services related to addictions, mental health and living situations.

At this time, the Fredericton Police Force is looking for information from the public, and anyone who may have seen, or come in contact with Mr. Kroon prior to his death. If you saw Mr. Kroon on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 between the hours of 4:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m., in the area of Dundonald Street, Aberdeen Street, Regent Street and York Street, or elsewhere in Fredericton, we would like to speak with you. Please call the Fredericton Police Force at 506-460-2300, or to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. (File No. 19-23098)

We appreciate the community’s patience as we worked to figure out exactly what happened to Jeffrey Kroon.