Teen girl reportedly under provincial supervision found dead in Halifax home

HALIFAX -- A 16-year-old girl reportedly living under provincial supervision in a group home has been found dead in Halifax's north end.

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"It's upsetting," Const. Dianne Woodworth of Halifax Regional Police said Wednesday. "It was a friend that called it in."

Police were called to a private home -- not the group home -- on Macara Street shortly before 2 p.m. on Sunday, where the girl's body was found.

Toxicology tests will be done on the girl's body. Her death is being investigated by the service's General Investigation Division, not the homicide squad.

"Based on the information we have thus far, it hasn't been escalated to that division," said Woodworth, adding: "The autopsy has yet to take place so we can't confirm cause of death."

CTV Atlantic reports the girl was under the care of the province and lived in a group home for girls under 18.

Heather Fairbairn, a spokesperson for the Community Services Department, said the department does not speak about individual cases and cannot confirm whether the girl was in provincial care. But she said Community Services Minister Joanne Bernard has been made aware of the death.

"Obviously we're devastated by it," said Fairbairn.



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