Crime

Dartmouth woman’s death ruled a homicide

Deborah Irene Yorke was found dead at 3 Farthington Pl.

The Forensic Identification Unit remained outside Farthington Place on Monday.   Will Gordon

Halifax Regional Police say the death of Deborah Irene Yorke, 63, in Dartmouth on Sunday was a homicide.

Police released the woman’s name Tuesday following an autopsy. The medical examiner determined that she had been killed.

Yorke was found just after 4 a.m. on Sunday when police were called to 3 Farthington Pl. She died at the scene.

Investigators were back at the apartment building in north-end Dartmouth Monday and Tuesday.

Police executed a search warrant at a Jackson Road location on Monday, but said Tuesday that it had been cleared.

This is the second homicide in Dartmouth in a few days. Late Friday afternoon, Derek Miles, 42, was pronounced dead in an apartment in the 0-100 block of Pinecrest Drive.

Police have not said whether the deaths are connected.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 902-490-5020 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or www.crimestoppers.ns.ca.