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Cops tell Waterford Valley victim had a connection to his apparent killer

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Key takeaways: 

  • Hunt resumes for Sheldon Hibbs, 26, wanted about the killing of Michael King.
  • Insp. Stephanie Lagace is conducting a probe into the demise of Michael King, 68, whose body was discovered along a St. John’s walking trail in May. 

Probe continues for the killing of Michael King: 

A day after detailing the prime suspect in a killing case, police presented little else regarding him or the apparent killing they’re attempting to crack.

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary shared few details at a press conference Tuesday, noting an active probe, but proposed to journalists the apparent slaying didn’t seem to be an act of brutality between total strangers.

Mike King, 68, was discovered dead along a walking trail in the Waterford Valley region of St. John’s last spring.

Eight months after King’s demise, the force declared that it had applied a second-degree murder accusation against Sheldon Hibbs, 26. They also demanded the people to find the charged, who remains at large.

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Michael King murdered by Sheldon Hibbs

Insp. Stephanie Lagace, the officer in command of offenses against individuals, revealed that King and Hibbs were known to each other on Tuesday.

“There is a connection between the individuals. However, it is considered to be alone happening,” Lagace told. Source –

Hibbs, who police state is wrapped in distinguishing tattoos on his face and hands, was last seen in Alberta. Lagace told the RNC had been working “very near” with the Edmonton Police Service and repeated that the warrant given for his detention spreads across Canada. She stated that anyone who meets Hibbs should note the sighting and abstain from coming.

The RNC was called to the location May 30, and in October, the force requested the regional court for more time with five pieces of proof that probers saw near to King’s body. 

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