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Police confirm Richard Oland’s death was a homicide

Refuse to confirm axe as weapon that killed the New Brunswick businessman

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The body of 69-year-old New Brunswick businessman Richard Oland was found in his Saint John office Thursday, but police refuse to comment on a report confirming that he was murdered with an axe. The Toronto Star acquired evidence from an unnamed source suggesting that the murder weapon was an axe, but police have yet to confirm the cause of Oland’s death. At a press conference on Monday, police chief Bill Reid said that Oland’s death was a homicide, but left it at that. Oland belonged to the family who owns Moosehead Breweries Ltd. Rothesay, N.B.’s mayor, Bill Bishop, says Oland was a valued member of his community.

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