The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary in Labrador West is investigating an early morning homicide.
On Thursday morning at approximately 3:00 am, Patrol Officers from the Labrador City Detachment responded to a residence on Pine Avenue in the town of Labrador City after receiving a report that two men had been involved in an altercation. When officers arrived on scene they discovered a deceased male inside of the residence.
A 30 year old man, who was also present in the home, was arrested by officers and has been charged with Murder.
Investigative teams from St. John’s and Corner Brook are on their way to Labrador City this morning to assist in the investigation. Investigators are working with the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to determine the cause of death as well as positively identify the male victim.
Investigators believe that the victim and the accused are known to one another and there is no threat to public safety.
Anyone who has any information pertaining to this Homicide is asked to contact the RNC in Labrador City at 709-944-7602 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can now provide information anonymously on the NL Crime Stoppers Website at www.nlcrimestoppers.com.