UPDATE: Body's discovery treated as sudden death: RNC

RNC confirms a man's body has been found in Paradise

Published on July 28, 2014

There are few details to share as of Monday morning about the discovery of a body in a yet-to-be developed portion of a Paradise subdivision.

Const. Steve Curnew of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary told reporters the body was that of a male, but he could not confirm in general terms his age or how long the body appeared to have been there for.

Police are treating it as a sudden death. Curnew said police investigate all sudden deaths in a similar fashion until an autopsy is performed to confirm the cause of death.

The St. John's Regional Fire Department contacted the RNC shortly after 8:30 a.m. Monday about the discovery of the body. It was found in a gravelly area.

Forensics, patrol officers, police dogs and the RNC's major crimes unit are in the area. Curnew said police will hold the scene until the cause of death is known.

This story has been edited to correct a detail concerning the police investigation.


(Earlier story)

Body discovered in Paradise

Police officers have tightened security around the area where a body was discovered in Paradise.

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary is using tape and patrol cars to keep the public away from an undeveloped section of Seascape Drive. It is a residential subdivision off St. Thomas Line, with several freshly-built new homes nearby and others still under construction.

Reporters on the scene are waiting for an update on the situation from an RNC media relations officer.

The Telegram will continue to provide updates on this story as more information becomes available.


(Earlier story)

Body found in Paradise

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary has confirmed that a body has been found in Paradise.

Police and emergency personnel are on the scene in an area off Seascape Drive in the St. Thomas Line area of the town.

The Telegram has a photographer and reporter at the scene.

A media relations officer with the RNC is on the way to speak to reporters.

Stay tuned for more.