AFN Regional Chief Augustine Mourns Loss of Candace Stevens, Calls for Full and Thorough Investigation by Law Enforcement

Published: Nov 02, 2018News

(Eel Ground First Nations, NB): Assembly of First Nations (AFN) New Brunswick-Prince Edward Island Regional Chief Roger Augustine is calling for local police and RCMP to conduct a full and thorough investigation into the death of Candace Stevens, whose body was discovered on October 27 in Upper Derby, New Brunswick.

“My thoughts and prayers are with the family, the friends and the memory of Candace Stevens,” said Regional Chief Augustine. “The family has suffered a profound loss and they deserve answers. This is the second loss of an Indigenous woman in this area in the past two weeks, and this literally hits close to home as my First Nation is only about ten minutes away from where she was found. I am pressing the Fredericton Police and RCMP to conduct a full and thorough investigation. This must be a priority. I stand with the family.”

Candace Stevens was born in Saint John, NB and resided in Fredericton. She was the daughter of Alexander Stevens and the late Violet Abigosis. A visitation and memorial service was held earlier today.


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Galen Augustine
Assistant to Regional Chief Augustine
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