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Murder Investigation - Charles Street Area - Justin David Breau, 39

File: 22-5114

The Saint John Police are investigating the murder of 39-year-old Justin David Breau.

On Wednesday, August 17, 2022, at approximately 3:57 p.m., the Saint John Police Force responded to a stabbing at a residence on Charles Street in Saint John.

It is alleged that:

  • Three unidentified masked men wearing dark clothing forced their way into an apartment.
  • Justin Breau was stabbed inside the apartment.
  • The suspects fled on foot towards Garden Street.

Emergency personnel administered first aid and transported Breau to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The Saint John Police Forensic Identification Services and Major Crime Unit are investigating. No arrests have been made.

Searches and canvasses are on-going in the areas of Charles Street, Garden Street, Hazen Street and Coburg Street.

Police remain on scene in the area and traffic may be diverted.

Investigators are appealing for witnesses or anyone in the area that has cell phone photographs or video, dash-cam footage or video surveillance on Wednesday, August 17, 2022, between 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Evidence can be submitted by calling police or uploading to the following portal:

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Saint John Police Force at 1-506-648-3333, or if you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or 1-800-222-T.I.P.S.

The Saint John Police sends our condolences to the family and friends of Justin Breau at this most difficult time.