Charges laid in relation to Karen Lee MacKenzie investigation



Investigators in the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division have charged a man in relation to the disappearance of Karen MacKenzie.

On March 3 police received a report that Karen had not been seen or heard from since February 25. Investigators treated Karen’s disappearance as suspicious and, yesterday, arrested a 40-year-old man in relation to her disappearance. The man was arrested at 4:40 p.m. in the Highfield Park Drive area of Dartmouth.

This afternoon, investigators charged 40-year-old Owen Patrick Nelson of Dartmouth with interfere with human remains, assault and two counts breach of probation. He is scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court tomorrow morning.

The investigation continues and investigators are asking anyone with information about this matter who have yet to speak with police to call 902-490-5016. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at or using the P3 Tips app.