RCMP to set up information checkpoints for tips in cab driver's death - Metro US

RCMP to set up information checkpoints for tips in cab driver’s death

The RCMP are looking for more information about the circumstances surrounding the death of Dartmouth cab driver Sergei Kostin.

Halifax RCMP spokesman Cpl. Joe Taplin said officers will be running two information checkpoints today, one at Crane Hill and Lake Major Road and the other at Upper Governor Road off Highway 7, “in order to get information out to the public, especially North Preston residents.”

The 40-year-old man’s body was found near North Preston last month, not far from where his burned-out taxi turned up in January. Kostin, originally from Ukraine, went missing Jan. 17 after picking up a fare at a variety store on Gaston Road.

“We’re also going to be doing some door-to-door canvassing as well,” Taplin added.

He said police officers will be handing out pamphlets that include a photo of Kostin, a photo of his Chevrolet Impala, his cab number, a timeline of his disappearance and descriptions of “the possible two suspects that might be involved in the homicide who were last seen getting into the cab.

“We’re trying to identify those two individuals,” he said.

Police hope the information handed out today will refresh someone’s memory, Taplin said.

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