07/14/2011 03:39 EDT | Updated 09/13/2011 05:12 EDT

Richard Oland Murder: Police Search Home Reportedly Belonging To Son Dennis Oland


THE CANADIAN PRESS -- SAINT JOHN, N.B. - Police in New Brunswick are searching a home in connection with the killing of prominent New Brunswick businessman Richard Oland.

Saint John police Sgt. Glen Hayward says police are executing a search warrant at a home in the suburb of Rothesay.

He declined to confirm a CBC report that the home belonged to Richard Oland's son, Dennis.

According to the Royal Gazette published on June 18, 2003, a Dennis Oland who served as an official agent for a provincial Tory candidate was listed as living at the address of the home that police were searching.

The Toronto Star has quoted an unnamed source as saying the 69-year-old Oland was killed with an axe.

At a news conference earlier this week, police Chief Bill Reid said police believe Oland knew the person responsible for his death, which he said was not part of a robbery or random act.

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