Halifax police have confirmed a woman was killed by her neighbour before he took his own life in his apartment.
Investigators initially responded at 5 p.m. Friday to check on the well-being of a woman at a Dartmouth apartment, after family contacted police out of concern.
Cops then found Marguerite Maude Kenney, 60, and Patrick Lee McGrath, 58, dead in his apartment suite across the hall.
"Based on our investigation we have determined it was murder-suicide that took place late Thursday night or early Friday morning in Mr. McGrath's apartment," said Theresa Rath, police spokeswoman, on Sunday.
No firearms were involved, but undisclosed weapons were found in the suite.
An exact cause of death is not being released out of respect to the victim's family, Rath said.
The investigation is concluded.