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UPDATE: Police Investigating Fire and Sudden Death as Suspicious

On June 5, 2019 at 5:20 a.m., the Fredericton Fire Department responded to the call of a structure fire at a Canterbury Drive residence. Police were called in to investigate following the discovery of a person found deceased.

Investigators with the Major Crime Team have been working with the Fredericton Fire Department and the Coroner’s Office, and it has been determined that the cause of both the fire and the sudden death are suspicious.

The victim is confirmed to be an adult male, but at this time, it does not further the investigation to release the identity of the deceased. The residence at the centre of the investigation is known to police, and officers have attended there on different occasions.

Police continue to process the scene, and their presence will be noticeable for at least the next few days. This investigation is still in its early stages and the public’s patience is appreciated.

Investigators are looking to speak with anyone with video surveillance or dashcam video that was in the area of the fire on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, between the hours of 12:01 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. Please contact the Fredericton Police Force at 460-2300 and reference file 19-12017.

Anyone with additional information about this ongoing investigation is asked to contact the Fredericton Police Force at 506-460-2300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.