Suspicious death deemed a homicide  

The suspicious death of a woman who was found deceased on July 11 at an address in Dartmouth has been deemed a homicide.

At approximately 11:12 a.m., police responded to a report of a woman found deceased in a residence on Lynwood Drive. Information gathered during the investigation led investigators to believe the death of Eleanor Noreen Harding, 85, was suspicious.

The Medical Examiner has completed the autopsy and her death has been ruled a homicide.

The Integrated Criminal Investigation Division continues to investigate Eleanor’s death and investigators are asking anyone who observed anything unusual in the area of Lynwood Drive between the evening of July 9 and the morning of July 10 to contact police.

Anyone with information about this incident or Eleanor’s recent activities 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 using the P3 Tips App.

Our thoughts are with Eleanor’s family and loved ones at this difficult time.

Case #20-78905