Investigators in the Cold Case Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division have charged a man in the 2005 homicide of Naomi Kidston.
On June 7, 2005 at 1:30 p.m., police responded to an address on River Road in Halifax. Upon arrival, officers located 26-year-old Naomi Kidston deceased inside an apartment. Her death was ruled a homicide. Through the investigation, officers determined that Naomi was last seen alive in the early morning hours of June 7 at the residence where she was found deceased.
As a result of the ongoing investigation, officers, with the assistance of officer from the Saint John Police Force, arrested Donald Peters without incident at approximately 8:40 a.m. yesterday on Stanley Street in Saint John, New Brunswick. He was brought back to Halifax yesterday for questioning and was held in custody overnight.
Donald Murray Peters, 50, of Saint John, New Brunswick, has been charged with second degree murder in relation to Naomi’s death and is scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Court today to answer to the charge.
Cold Case investigators have worked diligently on this murder case since Naomi’s death in 2005. We’re hopeful that today’s developments will provide some measure of comfort to her family and friends.
The investigation is ongoing and homicide investigators are continuing to ask anyone who may have information about the murder of Naomi Kidston to call police at 902-490-5020. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip - Tip 202 + your message to 274637.