A man has been arrested in connection with a homicide in Dartmouth, NS, this past weekend.
On Thursday, the Halifax Regional Police filed charges of second degree murder and issued a Canadian-wide arrest warrant against Tyreece Alexander Whynder-Ewing, 27, in connection with the murder of Alexander Joseph Frederick Thomas.
Halifax Police Press Murder Charges In Dartmouth Murder, Warrant Issued Across Canada
“At approximately 3 pm EST, the defendant became Investigators with the Special Investigation Section and was arrested in Toronto, Ontario, with the help of the Peel Regional Police,” a Halifax police statement said Friday.
“He is currently in detention in Ontario and will be returned to Nova Scotia to appear in Halifax Provincial Court at a later date.”
Early Saturday, police found Thomas’s body at a residence on Braeside Court in Dartmouth, NS, and later ruled his death a homicide.
Thomas, 35, was previously charged with a high-profile sexual assault, facing charges of sexual assault and forcible confinement in connection with an incident that occurred in 2018. Those charges were dropped after his death.
Charges dropped in high-profile sexual assault case in Halifax after defendant dies in homicide
Carrie Low, who identified herself as the plaintiff in the sexual assault case, had been outspoken about the incident and how she said Halifax police mishandled the case.
On Thursday, Halifax Regional Police Spokesperson Const. The media asked John MacLeod if there was a connection between the defendant and Low’s case. He replied that the police are “here to talk about the homicide.”
“What I can tell you is that the sexual assault investigation is ongoing and we are investigating that matter further,” he said.
Police say investigators do not believe the killing was random and that they are not looking for other suspects.
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