Skip to main content

Halifax death ruled a homicide, victim identified


The death of a man who police found unresponsive on the Halifax waterfront Sunday night has been ruled a homicide.

Halifax Regional Police says officers found 26-year-old Davelle Rodney Vance Desmond on the boardwalk off Lower Water Street after a report of a disturbance around 9:40 p.m.

He was taken to hospital, where he later died.  Police originally called the incident an aggravated assault, but after an autopsy, the Nova Scotia Medical Examiner Service has ruled the death a homicide. 

An investigation into Desmond’s death is ongoing and police are asking anyone with any information regarding the incident, or with video from the area, who has not already spoken with them to call 902-490-5020. Top Stories

After COVID, WHO defines disease spread 'through air'

The World Health Organization and around 500 experts have agreed for the first time on what it means for a disease to spread through the air, in a bid to avoid the confusion early in the COVID-19 pandemic that some scientists have said cost lives.

Stay Connected