Second degree murder charges laid in New Brunswick homicide investigation

A 46-year-old man from Elsipogtog First Nation, New Brunswick., has been charged with second degree murder in connection with the homicide of a 36-year-old man.

On October 7, 2022, at approximately 6 a.m., members of the Elsipogtog and Richibucto RCMP detachments responded to a report of an altercation at a home on Oak Street, in Elsipogtog First Nation. When police arrived on scene, they found a man who appeared to have suffered multiple stab wounds.

The man died at the scene as a result of his injuries and was later identified as 36-year-old Alexander Matthew Peters, from Elsipogtog First Nation.

Later the same day, Nibogtoog Leonard Francis, a 46-year-old man from Elsipogtog First Nation, was arrested in the community and a weapon was located and seized by police.

He was remanded into custody and is scheduled to return to court on November 8, at 9:30 am.

Police are interested in speaking to anyone who lives in the areas of Oak Street or Graham Road in Elsipogtog First Nation and may have video surveillance footage, or who was driving through those areas between midnight and 9 a.m. on October 7, and may have witnessed anything suspicious or have dash-cam footage.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Major Crime Unit at 1-888-506-RCMP (7267). Information can also be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), by downloading the secure P3 Mobile App, or by Secure Web Tips at

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