Posted September 30, 2018 06:00:17 The New Brunswick Police Service is releasing a video of the search for a missing woman who was found unresponsive at a farm in St. John’s on Wednesday.
The video, posted to the police’s Facebook page on Thursday, shows the officer, who has been placed on administrative leave, and the other officers who assisted in the search, as well as a paramedic who is in the field.
The officers were on patrol at the time.
The woman was found in her vehicle on a farm near St. Johns and New River Roads, and police are treating her death as a homicide, Sgt. Mike McNeil said.
The man who was driving the vehicle that was found at the scene is charged with two counts of criminal negligence causing death.
The driver of the vehicle has been identified as a man in his late 20s, who is believed to have been in the area at the same time as the woman.
The incident happened in the St. James area at about 2:40 a.m.
Wednesday, said St. Antoine police Const.
He said police are still searching for other vehicles, which could help identify the driver of a second vehicle.
The St. Charles County Sheriff’s Office, which also assisted in searching the farm, is leading the investigation.
Police said the vehicle in question was located at the site of the incident.
Murray said it appeared the woman had been in her car on the farm at the intersection of St. Marys Street and St. George Road, when it was discovered that she was unresponsive.
Murray told reporters he doesn’t know what the man was doing when he saw the woman in her own vehicle.
He did not know whether the woman was alone in the vehicle.
“It was a short distance from the road.
There was a lot of dust in the air.
The dust wasn’t very heavy.
It was a bit of a shock for all of us,” Murray said.
“The next thing we know, we’ve got a paramedist in the car.
It’s just very sad.”
Police say they don’t know if the woman’s death is related to her driving.
A man who lives in the community was questioned by police in relation to the case, Murray said, and is being held in custody pending an initial court appearance.
A reward of up to $1,500 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible.