The discovery of a body in the Lansdowne area on Saturday may shed some answers on a 40-year-old mystery.
Pictou County RCMP are linking the body to a case in the 1960s, but they aren’t revealing any details on what case yet. RCMP Cpl. Andrew Joyce did say if it’s the case they believe, foul play or murder is not suspected.
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“The case we’re linking it to is not a criminal case,” Joyce said. “If in fact it is tied in to that, we don’t believe it to be a murder. But we can’t close off any avenues right now.”
The evidence pointed to the connection with the 1960 case, Joyce said, but did not go in to any specifics.
Forestry workers who were planting trees near the Russell Lake Road found the body Saturday evening. The body wasn’t buried, but was partially covered with foliage.
Mounties were called to the scene, where it was determined that the remains were human and had been in the spot for an extended period of time.
That’s when reinforcements were called in. The RCMP North East Nova Scotia Major Crime Unit, the RCMP Forensic Identification Unit and the Medical Examiner were all called in to assist in the investigation. Yesterday, Truro’s Forensic Identification Service and anthropology specialists were called to examine the scene at the request of the chief medical examiner.