FREDERICTON, New Brunswick – Two individuals were discovered deceased at an apartment on the south side of Fredericton on Saturday morning, according to the local police department. Authorities have not released the identities of the individuals, but they have confirmed that both were residents of the unit.
The Chief of the Fredericton Police Force, Martin Gaudet, stated that the deceased individuals were of Russian descent and that their next of kin had yet to be notified. However, he assured the public that there is currently no threat to public safety. This occurrence is unusual for the city, and the police department is working closely with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), as well as Interpol.
The investigation into the deaths is ongoing, and the police are approaching the situation with caution. Gaudet emphasized that while the incident is not considered suspicious, the police are treating it as a double fatality. Major crimes units, the identification unit, and the coroner have all been involved in the investigation.
In another unfortunate event, a cyclist was struck by a truck in downtown Fredericton later that same day. The individual was transported to the hospital and later pronounced dead due to the injuries sustained in the collision. The incident is also under investigation, with road closures and thorough examinations taking place at the scene of the accident.
At this time, no one is in custody, and no charges have been filed in connection with the deceased cyclist. Gaudet confirmed that there were multiple witnesses to the accident, and footage from public safety cameras captured the incident, aiding in the investigation.
The back-to-back tragedies have left the community in shock, as authorities continue to work diligently to gather information and determine the circumstances surrounding both incidents.