Death ruled a homicide

At approximately 4:25 p.m. on January 19, 2018 Halifax Regional Police responded to an apartment in the 0-100 block of Pinecrest Drive to report of a 42 year old man in medical distress. The man was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Based on today’s autopsy, the Medical Examiner has ruled the death a homicide and identified the victim as 42-year-old Derek Miles of Dartmouth. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.

The investigation, led by the Homicide Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division and including Forensic Identification officers, is ongoing and we remain on scene. At this time, we anticipate being on scene into the night.

Anyone who has any information about this incident is asked to contact police by calling 902-490-5020. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at or texting a tip – Tip 202 + your message to 274637.