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CanadaDeath of 22-year-old woman on We’koqma’q First Nation not believed to be random: N.S. RCMP

19:05  06 december  2018
19:05  06 december  2018 Source:   globalnews.ca

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22 - year - old found dead in a home on We ' koqma ' q First Nation on Wednesday. CBC News · Posted: Oct 26, 2018 11:31 AM AT | Last Updated: October 26. Police say the death of a 22 - year - old woman on We ' koqma ' q First Nation in Cape Breton on Wednesday was not random .

RCMP are calling the death suspicious and say the woman was a resident of the community in Whycocomagh, about 40 kilometres southwest of Baddeck, N . S . Clarke said the RCMP will be working with the province' s medical examiner' s office to determine the cause of death .

Death of 22-year-old woman on We’koqma’q First Nation not believed to be random: N.S. RCMP © Facebook Cassidy Bernard was found dead inside her home on Oct. 24.

Police are renewing calls for information into the suspicious death of a 22-year-old woman from a tightknit Mi’kmaq community in October.

Cassidy Bernard was found dead inside her home on We’koqma’q First Nation on Oct. 24.

Police say two infants were found alongside her unharmed.

READ MORE: RCMP continue to investigate suspicious death on Waycobah First Nation

In a news release Thursday, Sgt. Glenn Bonvie of the RCMP Northeast Nova Major Crimes Unit said police do not believe Bernard’s death was random.

"We understand that this impacts an entire community that is looking for answers," Sgt. Bonvie stated.

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The We ’ koqma ’ q First Nation is offering the reward for information related to the death of Cassidy Bernard, a 22 - year - old mother of two, whose death Nova Scotia RCMP has not identified Bernard as the deceased but Googoo has identified her as the woman who was found non-responsive at her

We ’ koqma ’ q First Nation is offering the reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in the death of Cassidy Bernard, a 22 - year - old woman found dead in a We ’ koqma ’ q , Cape Breton home on Oct. 24. Two infant children were also in the home, unharmed. Nova Scotia RCMP would not

"These investigations are complex and can take a significant amount of time to examine the evidence and make a determination about what happened."

WATCH: Protest held in Cape Breton to raise awareness about Indigenous woman's murder

Hundreds of people marched across the Canso Causeway on Nov. 21 in Bernard’s memory, and for all other missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada.

A similar rally was held in Halifax a few days later.

We’koqma’q band leaders are providing a $100,000 reward for anyone who comes forward with information that leads to an arrest in the case.

READ MORE: Nova Scotia First Nation offers $100K reward for information on death of young mother

We’koqma’q leaders say they want the reward to symbolize their commitment to seeking justice for Bernard and her family.

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