RCMP’s Major Crime Unit investigating homicide

December 9, 2021
Petit-Cap, New Brunswick

News release

The New Brunswick RCMP's Major Crime Unit is investigating the homicide of a man in Petit-Cap, N.B.

On December 8, 2021, at approximately 12:40 a.m., Shediac RCMP responded to a report of break and enter at a residence on Route 950 in Petit-Cap. When police arrived, they discovered the body of a deceased man inside the home.

The investigation has determined that the man's death was a result of a homicide. The victim has been identified as 55-year-old Nicholas Trenholm.

Through the course of the investigation, police learned there were two men involved in the incident, who fled the scene in a vehicle before police arrived. The direction of travel and descriptions of the suspects are not available at this time.

As part of the ongoing investigation, police are interested in speaking to anyone who lives in the area who may have video surveillance footage, or who witnessed suspicious activity in the late evening hours of December 7 or early morning hours of December 8.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Major Crime Unit at 1-888-506-RCMP (7267). Information can also be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), by downloading the secure P3 Mobile App, or by Secure Web Tips at www.crimenb.ca.

The investigation is ongoing.


Contact information

Cpl. Hans Ouellette
New Brunswick RCMP

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