The death of a man whose body was found earlier today in a ditch along Africville Road in Halifax has been ruled a homicide.
At 12:09 p.m., a woman walking along Africville Road noticed a body and contacted police. Patrol Officers attended the scene and located the body of a man in the ditch on Africville Road, half way between the church and the container terminal.
The body was removed from the scene at approximately 6 p.m. and an autopsy is currently underway. The man has been identified as 24-year-old Matthew Thomas Sudds of Halifax. The cause of his death has yet to be determined.
Investigators in the Integrated HRP/RCMP Major Crime Unit are leading the investigation into the homicide. They have spoken with Mr. Sudds’ family who last saw him on the night of Thursday, October 10. Anyone who may have seen him since that time, have information on his death or witnessed suspicious activity in the area of Africville Road over the last several days is asked to contact 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 http://www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip - Tip 202 + your message to 274637.
Police are holding the scene and have closed Africville Road/Park at both Barrington Street and the Windsor Street Exchange entrances. It is anticipated that a search of the area will be conducted in the morning. Halifax Regional Police will provide an update when the park has been reopened to the public.