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Police clear scene after human remains discovered in Dartmouth

Officers were called to a wooded area near Elliott Street around 10:30 a.m. Friday
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Halifax Regional Police vehicle (Meghan Groff/

UPDATE: Police have now cleared the scene on Elliott Street in Dartmouth.

"We would like to thank members of the public and local residents for their patience as police completed their work in the area during this period, and we recognize this has come as disturbing news for the community," a news release says. "No further updates are available on this matter at this time and the investigation is ongoing."


Halifax Regional Police is investigating the discovery of human remains.

Officers were called to a wooded area near Elliott Street at around 10:30 a.m. Friday.

The Medical Examiner's Office has since confirmed the remains to be human.

Police say the investigation is still in the early stages and no further information is available at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 902-490-5020 or submit an anonymous tip through Crime Stoppers.

Meghan Groff

About the Author: Meghan Groff

Born in Michigan, raised in Ontario, schooled in Indiana and lives in Nova Scotia; Meghan is the editor for CityNews Halifax.
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