ANTIGONISH: Officials ruled the death of a 66-year-old man who was found in his home last week was not suspicious.

On May 8, just before 5 p.m., a neighbour found the Antigonish man in his residence in Indians Gardens and called Antigonish District RCMP, Public Information Officer Cpl. Jennifer Clarke told The Reporter last week.

After arriving at the scene, investigators called the RCMP Northeast Nova Major Crimes Unit to assist, and RCMP Forensic Identification Technicians to examine the scene.

On May 10, Department of Justice spokesperson Heather Fairbairn confirmed the Nova Scotia Medical Examiner Service completed their investigation into the death.

“While we can’t speak to the results of specific investigations or examinations, the medical examiner service would follow their usual investigative processes to establish and record the identity of the person, the date and time of death, as well as the cause and manner of death,” Fairbairn told The Reporter.

The autopsy of the Antigonish man, confirmed that the circumstances of his death are non-criminal in nature.

“A death that is ruled non-criminal in nature would not be suspicious,” Fairbairn added.