1st-degree homicide cost laid over 2019 disappearance of Truro man

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A 56-year-old Londonderry, N.S., man has been charged with first-degree homicide within the dying of Peter (Tony) Walsh, a 35-year-old Truro, N.S., man who disappeared in August 2019.

John Alfred Cook is in custody and is scheduled to look in Truro provincial court docket on Aug. 2.

Police say they discovered human stays in Londonderry final week, on June 16. The stays have been despatched to the medical expert’s workplace for DNA testing that would take weeks to substantiate, however police suspect the stays belonged to Walsh.

“I do know based on the location of the remains, all the information collected around where the remains were … was what gives us a very strong believe that it is in fact Tony’s and not another person’s remains that we located, but until the DNA comes back we can’t say 100 per cent,” mentioned Cpl. Chris Marshall.

Six months after Walsh disappeared, police mentioned they believed he was the sufferer of a murder. They mentioned Walsh’s family appealing to the public for information led to investigators receiving extra tips about the case.

Walsh was final heard from on Aug. 23, 2019 at 1:20 p.m. The car he was driving was later present in a enterprise parking zone in Truro.

Marshall mentioned Cook and Walsh have been recognized to 1 one other, however it’s not clear how effectively they knew one another. Police haven’t disclosed a motive.


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