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Harley Lawrence, who lived on the streets of Berwick since last spring, died ina fire on Commercial Street Oct. 23. RCMP consider the death suspicious.
The province's medical examiner's office is still looking for more information before releasing the results of an autopsy conducted on a homeless man found dead last week in a Berwick bus shelter fire.
A spokesman for the medical examiner's office said the cause of the delay is that the case remains under investigation.
The official could not comment when asked whether it was standard practice to delay releasing autopsy results on cases still being investigated.
RCMP Sgt. Al LeBlanc said, in his experience, he has never seen this type of wait before.
"It's unusual," he said.
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The body of 62-year-old Harley Lawrence was found early Wednesday morning in on Commercial Street after the bus shelter he routinely slept in went up in flames.
Originally from Hants County, Lawrence had been living in Berwick since the spring.
The RCMP say they are treating Lawrence's death as suspicious; no charges have been made in the case.
A candlelit vigil was held in the Foodland parking lot in Berwick Saturday night.
A funeral service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Oct. 30 at White Family Funeral Home in Kentville.