AULD'S COVE - Police are asking for the public’s help to determine the last time an Auld’s Cove woman was seen alive, after she was found dead in her home last weekend.
At about 2 p.m. Sunday, Antigonish County RCMP were asked to check in on 68-year-old Janet Burton by a family member who hadn’t seen her since Thanksgiving weekend.
Spokesman Sgt. Brian Rehill of the RCMP said officers found Burton dead at a home on Highway 104 in Auld’s Cove.
An autopsy was completed Tuesday in Halifax, and “foul play cannot be ruled out at this time,” according to a release.
Rehill said RCMP aren’t releasing the cause of death as the investigation is ongoing, and isn’t sure when Burton would have died.
He said the RCMP are asking anyone who saw Burton between Thanksgiving and Oct. 27 to contact them
“Someone may have seen her walking the highway five days after (the holiday),” Rehill said. “Something that may narrow down that window a bit.”
- by Haley Ryan - Metro Halifax