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N.B. man charged with murder after body found in Sainte-Marie-de-Kent

RICHIBUCTO, N.B. — A 33-year-old man from eastern New Brunswick has been charged with first-degree murder following the death of 67-year-old Elias Bastarache last week in Ste-Marie-de-Kent.

RICHIBUCTO, N.B. — A 33-year-old man from eastern New Brunswick has been charged with first-degree murder following the death of 67-year-old Elias Bastarache last week in Ste-Marie-de-Kent.

Richibucto RCMP were called to a home on Route 515 in the community at about 4 p.m. on Feb. 21, for a report of a sudden death.

It was determined that the man died as the result of a homicide.

As a result of the ongoing investigation, a search was conducted at a home in St-Edouard-de-Kent on Wednesday, and a suspect was arrested in the nearby community of Dixon Point.

On Friday, Marcel Savoie appeared in Moncton Provincial Court and was charged with first-degree murder.

He was remanded into custody and is scheduled to return to court on March 27.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 28, 2020.

The Canadian Press

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