March 14, 2018 6:42 pm
Updated: March 14, 2018 6:54 pm

Halifax police charge man in connection with the disappearance of Karen MacKenzie

Karen Lee MacKenzie was last seen on Sunday, Feb. 25, at 95 Highfield Park Dr. in Dartmouth.

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Halifax Regional Police have charged a man in connection with the disappearance of a 40-year-old woman from Dartmouth

Owen Patrick Nelson, 40, of Dartmouth has been charged in connection with the disappearance of Karen Lee MacKenzie, who was last seen on Feb. 25.

READ MORE: Halifax police questioning man in connection with missing Dartmouth woman

According to police,  Nelson was arrested yesterday at 4:40 p.m. on Tuesday  in the Highfield Park Drive area of Dartmouth. He faces charges of interfering with human remains, assault and two counts breach of probation.

MacKenzie was last seen on Sunday, Feb. 25, at 95 Highfield Park Dr. in Dartmouth. She was officially reported missing to police six days later, on March 3.

Nelson is now scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court on Thursday morning.

READ: Disappearance of woman last seen in Dartmouth being treated as suspicious

Investigators have released very little information about the circumstances surrounding MacKenzie’s disappearance and are asking anyone with information to contact police at 902-490-5016.

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