Halifax Regional Police questioning man in relation to disappearance of Dartmouth woman

Halifax Regional Police questioning man in relation to disappearance of Dartmouth woman

A Dartmouth man has been charged in connection with the disappearance of a 40-year-old woman last month.

According to police, Karen Lee MacKenzie was last seen at 95 Highfield Park Dr., in Dartmouth on February 25. They charged him Wednesday afternoon with assaulting MacKenzie, interfering with human remains and two counts of breach of probation.

She was reported missing on March 3, and investigators had said they are treating her disappearance as "suspicious". "But, there is evidence to support the charges that the investigators laid today". It's believed she was wearing a green jacket and a matching backpack when she was last seen.

They're asking that anyone with information call Halifax Regional Police at 902-490-5020, or anonymously via Crime Stoppers.

She also wouldn't say if there are any other suspects, just that the investigators would follow up on any information.

Nelson, who is known to police, is scheduled to appear in Dartmouth provincial court Thursday morning.

After going public with the case, a police forensic team spent several days at the apartment complex she was last seen at.