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Investigation into death of 22-year-old mom Cassidy Bernard will take time, say RCMP

Investigation into death of 22-year-old mom Cassidy Bernard will take time, say RCMP
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WAYCOBAH, N.S.—The Nova Scotia RCMP say they are looking for answers in the death of a 22-year-old woman on the We’koqma’q First Nation, but warn such investigations take time.

Cassidy Bernard was found dead Oct. 24 in a home, her infant twins unharmed nearby.

Mona Bernard and Alonzo Denny, the parents of Cassidy Bernard, marched across the Canso Causeway on Nov. 21 to honour their daughter and the thousands of missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada.  (Taryn Grant / StarMetro)

“We do not believe this to have been a random act and continue to ask the public to come forward with any information that may help this investigation,” Sergeant Glenn Bonvie said in a release Thursday.

“We understand that this impacts an entire community that is looking for answers. These investigations are complex and can take a significant amount of time to examine the evidence and make a determination about what happened.”

Hundreds of marchers blocked the Canso causeway connecting Cape Breton to mainland Nova Scotia just over two weeks ago to raise awareness about what Chief Rod Googoo says was a murder.

The We’koqma’q band council is offering a $100,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction.

Paula Marshall, executive director of the Mi’kmaq Legal Support Network , says the twin girls, five and half months old, were found dehydrated in a crib beside their mom.
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