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Released documents in Oland homicide investigation indicate financial motives

Richard Oland was a member of the family that owns Moosehead Breweries Ltd., but left the company in 1981.

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Documents released today say police investigating the homicide of New Brunswick businessman Richard Oland believe there was a financial motive behind his death.

A judge released portions of search warrants and supporting documents that were used in the Oland homicide investigation.

The documents say Saint John police have a suspect, but that person's name is protected by a publication ban.

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The documents also say the owner of the building where Oland worked told investigators he was working directly below Oland's office on July 6, 2011, when he heard six or seven "pounding thumps" emanating from upstairs.

The body of the 69-year-old Oland was found in his office the next day.

He was a member of the family that owns Moosehead Breweries Ltd., but left the company in the 1980s.

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