Man found dead in home identified

Raissa Tetanish
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PUGWASH - The 45-year-old man found dead in a Pleasure Cove Road home has been identified as Archie Lee Trenholm.

Just after 1 p.m. Tuesday, a 911 call was placed and members of the Pugwash RCMP detachment responded where the man's body was found.

Once they arrived on the scene, officers realized there had been a fire inside the home.

"The fire was just contained to the living room and kitchen area," said Const. Dal Hutchinson.

"We're waiting for the report from the fire marshal's office."

Hutchinson said the possible cause of the fire was smoking.

"It seems like the living room is where the fire had originated."

The cause of Trenholm's death has yet to be determined and his body has been transported to Halifax so an autopsy can be performed.




On Tuesday, March 1, 2011, at 1:10 p.m. Members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) - Pugwash Detachment responded to a complaint at a residence on Pleasure Cove Rd in Pugwash. Upon arrival it was determined that a 45 year old male, Archie Lee Trenholm, was deceased in the mini home. Responding officers also discovered that there had been a fire in the living room and kitchen area of the residence. RCMP Forensic Identification Section and the NS Fire Marshall's office conducted an investigation and determined the fire to have been accidental. An autopsy will be conducted in Halifax. The investigation is continuing and foul play is not suspected. 

Organizations: Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Geographic location: PUGWASH, Pleasure Cove Road, Halifax

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