Prominent New Brunswick businessman found dead in office building

Police investigation continues into “suspicious death” of Richard Oland


Police in Saint John, N.B. continue to investigate the “suspicious death” of Richard Oland. The prominent local businessman’s body was discovered in an office building Thursday morning. After several hours, police and funeral home officials removed Oland’s body, which was covered in blue cloth, from the building. According to the Times & Transcript, police wouldn’t confirm details surrounding the death, and would not comment on whether foul play was involved. Oland, 69, grew up in Saint John. His brother, Derek Oland, is the owner of Moosehead Breweries Ltd. Oland also worked there until 1981, when he branched out into a series of other business ventures. An autopsy is scheduled for Friday morning at the Saint John Regional Hospital.

Times & Transcript


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