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CBRPS charge man for murder of Harold “Buster” Slaunwhite

Lengthy investigation, assisted by Nova Scotia RCMP

December 8, 2016

49-year-old Raymond Glenn Farrow of Glace Bay appeared in Sydney Provincial Court this morning to face a charge of 1st Degree Murder. Police arrested Farrow yesterday at a Glace Bay residence.

“It’s been just over 10 years since Buster Slaunwhite was found murdered in his Dominion home; it was a tragic and horrific crime, and one that we never once stopped working to solve,” said Cape Breton Regional Police Chief Peter McIsaac. “An extremely dedicated investigative team spent thousands of hours dealing with mounds of evidence, to get us to the arrest and charge of the individual responsible.”

Cape Breton Regional Police announced the charges at a media conference this morning, joined by members of the Nova Scotia RCMP, who assisted with the investigation. Their Major Crimes Unit has been working with the CBRPS on this investigation since 2014.

“Cooperation and collaboration among police agencies is very common, and in fact often necessary for success, when we rely upon specific investigative resources.” said Chief McIsaac. “This was a great opportunity to build upon our working relationship and demonstrate how we can achieve results through teamwork and sharing resources.”

“Today’s charges represent the hard work of dozens of police officers from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Cape Breton Regional Police Service,” said RCMP Inspector Lynn Young, Officer in Charge of RCMP Major Crimes Unit. “The investigators worked tirelessly to find the person responsible for taking Harold’s life.”

Harold “Buster” Slaunwhite, was found murdered in his residence at 97 Brooke Street in Dominion on September 10, 2006. He was last seen operating his motor vehicle, a 2005 blue Ford Taurus, during the daytime hours. The Slaunwhite murder was also part of Nova Scotia’s Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program, which offers cash rewards of up to $150,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person(s) responsible for specified major unsolved crimes.