Police investigate homicide in village of Haliburton

Haliburton man charged with second-degree murder

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Police are investigating a homicide in the village of Haliburton in the municipality of Dysart et al and have arrested and charged a man with second degree murder.

Shortly before 1 a.m. on Tuesday (June 18), officers with the Haliburton Highlands detachment of the OPP responded to a call for assistance at a residence on Highland Street.

Upon arrival, the officers located a deceased man inside the home.

Norman Hart, 33 years old of Haliburton, has since been arrested and charged with second degree murder.

Police have identified the victim as 49-year-old Robert James Brown of Haliburton.

A homicide investigation is ongoing with members of the Haliburton Highlands and City of Kawartha Lakes crime units, under the direction of Detective Staff Sergeant Kurtis Fredericks of the OPP criminal investigation branch.

Police are asking anyone with information regarding this crime to contact the Haliburton Highlands OPP at 705-286-1431 or 1-888-310-1122. If you prefer to remain anonymous, you can contact Kawartha/Haliburton Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).