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Investigators say the injuries that Petrie sustained during the assault were a contributing factor in his death.
Halifax, Nova Scotia - Halifax Regional Police say they continue to investigate the murder of Kevin James Petrie, 16 years later.
Police are hoping the passage of time will encourage someone to come forward with information about the case.
Police say that on March 28, 2004, officers responded to 7132 Spruce St. for a report of a man in medical distress.
On March 28, 2004, at approximately 1:00 pm, police responded to a report that a male was having unknown medical problems at 7132 Spruce Street, Halifax. Upon police arrival, the victim, Kevin Petrie, was observed in medical distress. Petrie was transported to the QEII Hospital, where he later died.
The investigation revealed that Petrie had been the victim of a home invasion and a serious assault on March 17, 2004, which occurred at 269 Pleasant Street, Dartmouth. It is believed that the injuries Petrie sustained during this home invasion were a contributing factor in his death.
Halifax Regional Police say that they believe people have information about Petrie's murder and are asking them to come forward.
"It's never too late and no piece of information is too small; it could be just what is needed to advance the investigation and find justice for Kevin and his loved ones," read a statement from the police force.
The case is part of the Nova Scotia Department of Justice's rewards for major unsolved crimes program, which offers cash rewards of up to $150,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 902-490-5016 or to call Crime Stoppers.
Any update on this case, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org (File # 104200157).
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