Nova Scotia RCMP have confirmed the remains of a second person have been found at the site of a housefire in Clam Harbour that occurred Monday morning at about 9 a.m.
Police say just before 5 p.m. Tuesday, the remains were located in the home on Nebooktook Walk.
An autopsy has been conducted by the Nova Scotia Medical Examiner Service in Dartmouth, and police say the remains of the two people found in the home are of a man and a woman.
“This is a very upsetting thing to have happened in any community,” said Cpl. Jennifer Clarke.
“It’s a small community and we recognize that people do know what’s happening in those communities and we’re asking for their assistance.”
Emergency crews, including Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency, were called to the scene after neighbours reported seeing smoke. On arrival, they found the garage on fire and flames spreading to the attached home.
After putting out the fire, emergency workers found human remains of one individual in the home on Monday night.
RCMP say the investigation is ongoing and the fire is still considered to be suspicious.
Clarke told Global News it’s not believed there is another body in the house at this time.
She said people in the community should also expect to see a police presence in the area for a while.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 902-490-5020. Anonymous calls can also be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
“Although it might seem really insignificant we would really encourage them to give us a call because any little detail might be the missing puzzle piece in the information we’re trying to put together,” Clarke said.
— With files from Alexander Quon and Marieke Walsh, Global News