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104200180
PID: 0420-112000-0180
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: Vanished While Attending Acadia University
Location: Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada
File Name: Disappearance of Allan Kenley Matheson
Author/Contributor: Dave T.

Allan Kenley Matheson

File Number: 104200180

Wolfville, Nova Scotia - The sister of a Glendale, Inverness County man who disappeared in Wolfville nearly three decades ago is still feeling the pain of her loss but now is focusing on her brother's life, not his disappearance.

On September 7, 1992, Allan Kenley Matheson 20, and his sister, Kayrene Willis, 18, arrived in Wolfville for their first year at Acadia University. Kenley had taken two years off after graduating high school in Cape Breton to drive a motorcycle across the county, plants trees in BC, try to save the rainforests in South America, and visit Guatemala and Belize.

Kenley was going to major in biology; his sister, chemistry. They shared classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but they saw each other in Elliott Hall on Monday mornings as Kenley left his class, and Kayrene went to hers.

Kenley lived in a single room in Crowell Tower (the biggest dorm on campus, known for its parties). It was in Crowell Tower, on Sunday, September 20 at around 4 pm, that Kayrene saw her brother for the last time. She said he seemed 'slightly withdrawn', but attributed it to a large party that had been thrown in Crowell the night before. They made plans to study together on Monday night.

A friend of Kenley's said he saw Kenley walking down Main Street in Wolfville on Monday, but Kayrene didn't see him that morning in Elliott Hall. She called to leave him a message. He wasn't in class on Tuesday, so Kayrene went to his dorm room to leave a note on his door.

On Wednesday, when Kenley's RA let Kayrene into his room, Kenley wasn't there, but all of his things were. His passport. His clothes, and toiletries. Kenley had $3,000 in the bank (other reports say closer to $4,000), saved up from planting trees, that hadn't been touched and hasn't been touched to this day. Kenley was less than two weeks into his first semester, and he vanished without a trace.

With no evidence to go on, the possibilities of what happened to Kenley are almost endless. Did he decide that university wasn't him for him and just quit? Was Kenley secretly struggling with mental illness, or had something happened in his short time at Acadia to make him commit suicide?

Allan Kenley Matheson age progression sketch

A photo of Allan Kenley Matheson from shortly before his disappearance, and an age progression sketch of what he may look like today. (CONTRIBUTED / Herald composite)



In 2017, Kayrene said that although she still grieves the loss of her brother, she wants to remember how he was.

"I have to look at the fact that he has been gone for 25 years and I was the closest with him out of anyone in my life and it's still very painful but I have to find the joy in every day and not focus on his disappearance but focus on the time we had together," said Kayrene Willis.

At a school with less than 4,000 undergraduates, in a town of less than 5,000, where there aren't enough homicides to even warrant its own line in the town's crime reports, what happened to Kenley Matheson?

The case was added to the Nova Scotia Department of Justice's Reward for Major Unsolved Crimes Program. Anyone with information is asked to contact the RCMP at 902-679-5561, or contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477.

Source: The Chronicle Herald

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104200190
PID: 0420-112000-0190
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: Stabbed Multiple Times
Location: Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada
File Name: Homicide of 80-Year-Old Sadie Mae Rogers
Author/Contributor: Jessica B.

Sadie Rogers

File Number: 104200190

Amherst, Nova Scotia - The Government of the Province of Nova Scotia is offering rewards of up to $150,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the murder of Sadie Mae Rogers.

Sadie Rogers was 80 years old in 1981 and lived alone in her home located at 112 Cordova Street, Amherst, Nova Scotia. Rogers, who was never married and had worked for most of her life as a housekeeper, was well known in her neighbourhood and was last seen alive on Saturday evening, September 26, 1981.

Neighbours became concerned after not seeing any activity at Rogers' residence for nearly a week. On Friday, 2nd October 1981, The Amherst Police Department was contacted. Police responded and found Rogers' body inside her home: she had been stabbed multiple times.

When police checked her mailbox, they discovered that mail delivered to her residence on 28th September hadn't been retrieved.

An investigation was launched and although law enforcement interviewed several suspects at the time, no one was ever charged - and it seems that little progress was made in the case in the years that followed.

In 2006 and 2007, someone sent a local newspaper (The Amherst Daily News) anonymous pencil-written letters allegedly containing information about the circumstances surrounding Rogers' murder. Investigators say they have received other tips over the years but are still seeking help from the public to solve a case that grows colder by the day.

Rogers' niece, Dorothy Snowden, said in a 2006 interview:

"To this day I keep asking myself: 'why would someone do something like this?' She didn't deserve to die like that. She had every right to live."

Snowden commented that Rogers' family believed the perpetrator was someone who knew the house due to the way they entered. According to her, the murderer "took the glass out of the front door, reached in and unhooked the latch."

The editor of the Amherst paper at the time said in a 2006 interview that robbery was suspected as the motive for the crime, but it's unclear whether any of Rogers' possessions or money were actually removed from her home.

Nearly four decades later, the case remains unsolved.

Any person with information regarding the person(s) responsible for the murder of Sadie Mae Rogers should call the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program at 1-888-710-9090.

Source: Amherst News

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104200183
PID: 0420-112000-0183
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: The Body Was Discovered Discovered Within the Residence
Location: Weymouth North, Nova Scotia, Canada
File Name: Homicide of Lynda Anne Comeau
Author/Contributor: Jessica B.

Lynda Anne Comeau

File Number: 104200183

The Government of the Province of Nova Scotia is offering a reward in the amount of up to $150,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the homicide of Lynda Anne Comeau.

On September 1, 2016, at 3 p.m., the Digby RCMP received a call for assistance at a residence on Fort Point Road, Weymouth North, NS. The body of Lynda Comeau, 63, was discovered within the residence. It was determined that Lynda Anne Comeau's death was as a result of an injury and the manner of the death was ruled a homicide.

Police believe there are persons who have information that could result in an arrest and possible charges. Any person with information regarding the person(s) responsible for the homicide of Ms. Lynda Anne Comeau should call the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program at 1-888-710-9090.

The reward is payable in Canadian funds and will be apportioned as deemed just by the Minister of Justice for the Province of Nova Scotia. Employees of law enforcement and correctional agencies are not eligible to collect this reward.

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104200204
PID: 0420-112000-0204
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: Last Seen in Dartmouth on December 25, 1997
Location: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
File Name: What Happened to Jason Corey Walters?
Author/Contributor: Donavan C.

Jason Corey Walters

File Number: 104200204

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia - Walters was last seen in Dartmouth on December 25, 1997. Walters was released from the hospital in the early hours of Christmas Day, 1997. A few hours later a kit bag containing his belongings were found on the MacDonald Bridge near the approach to Halifax.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact RCMP Kings Detachment at 902-558-4116

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104200203
PID: 0420-112000-0203
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: Discovered deceased in his vehicle
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
File Name: Homicide of Vincent Pius Griffin
Author/Contributor: Philip G.

Vincent Pius Griffin

File Number: 104200203

Halifax, Nova Scotia - The Government of the Province of Nova Scotia is offering rewards of up to one hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($150,000) for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the murder of Vincent Pius GRIFFIN.

On June 30, 1981, at approximately 8:05 a.m., police responded to a report from a resident of John Street, Halifax, that there was a vehicle left running in front of 2454 John Street, with a male slumped across the front seat. Upon police arrival, the victim, 43 year old Vincent Griffin, was discovered deceased in his vehicle, having been the victim of a murder.

The investigation revealed the victim died as a result of injuries he received to the head and the neck area. The victim's vehicle, a maroon 1977 dodge, 2 door hardtop, had been observed in the area shortly after midnight. Police believe there are persons who have information that could result in an arrest and possible charges.

Any person with information regarding the person(s) responsible for the murder of Vincent Pius GRIFFIN should call the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program at 1-888-710-9090

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104200155
PID: 0420-112000-0155
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: Body Was Discovered Lying In Bushes
Location: Cherrybrook, Nova Scotia, Canada
File Name: Unsolved Murder of Christine Marjorie McLean
Author/Contributor: Osvaldo R.

Shannon Alexander and Maisy Odjick

File Number: 104200155

Cherrybrook, Nova Scotia - The Government of the Province of Nova Scotia is offering rewards of up to one hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($150,000) for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the murder of Christine Marjorie McLean.

On May 11, 1998, the body of 27 year old Christine McLean was discovered lying in bushes a short distance from a gravel road leading to the new water treatment construction site in Cherrybrook, which is located off Highway #7, east of Dartmouth

The investigation revealed that the victim had been reported missing to Halifax Regional Police on April 14, 1998, and she had last been seen alive on April 4, 1998. Evidence at the scene indicated that the victim was likely killed at some other location, and her body was transported to the above location and dumped there by the suspect(s). Police believe there are persons who have information that could result in an arrest and possible charges.

Police believe McLean was killed at another location and that her body was dumped at the site.

Investigators believe there are people who have information about her death who have yet to come forward.

"Someone knows what happened to Christine twenty years ago," said Cpl. Troy Murray in a statement. "It's time to come forward and talk with police."Any person with information regarding the person(s) responsible for the murder of Christine Marjorie McLean should call the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program at 1-888-710-9090.

The reward is payable in Canadian funds and will be apportioned as deemed just by the Minister of Justice for the Province of Nova Scotia. Employees of law enforcement and correctional agencies are not eligible to collect this reward.

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104200065
PID: 0420-112000-0065
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: PUNCHED THE CLOCK AT 4:21 p.m
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
File Name: Kimberly McAndrew Vanished
Author/Contributor: Alex B.

Kimberly McAndrew

File Number: 104200065

Halifax, Nova Scotia: On August 12, 1989, 19-year-old Kimberly McAndrew punched the clock at 4:21 p.m., walked out the back door of the Canadian Tire store on Quinpool Road in Halifax and vanished, never to be seen or heard from again.

The events of August 12th, 1989

[The Reader's Digest] 2002:

A happy, well-adjusted Dalhousie University undergrad, Kimberly was working for the summer as a cashier at the store. Her sister, her sister's boyfriend and Kimberly's boyfriend were to pick her up when she finished work at five.

But it was a quiet day at the store, and Kimberly's supervisor told her that she could punch out early. It wouldn't have been unusual for Kimberly to walk home on such a beautiful afternoon. The store was about a 15-minute walk from the apartment where she lived with her two sisters.

When they left to pick her up, Kimberly's sister and friends drove the same route to the store that she would have taken had she walked home. There was no sign of her.

Intelligent, outgoing, well liked at work, Kimberly was her usual upbeat self the day she went missing. Her father, Cyril, a retired RCMP officer, says that she longed to get the silver braces removed from her teeth. She would never have missed the appointment with her dentist that was to have taken place three days after she disappeared.

Possible Sightings (shortly after her shift ended)

[Halifax Regional Police]:

She was last seen at the Gardenia Flower Shop in Penhorn Mall in Dartmouth. She was identified by an employee at the flower shop as having bought a balloon and a rose. At the time of her disappearance, she was wearing pleated, ankle-length navy cotton slacks with slash pockets in front and one pocket in the back, a white, short-sleeved "Esprit" t-shirt with red and green squares, a navy cotton oversize cardigan, and jade green flat-heeled slip-on loafers.

The police have conducted hundreds of interviews, several polygraph tests, and have even followed tips from psychics who contacted the department.

More on this case: Crimestoppers | 2017 CBC news article

Anyone with information on Kimberly's disappearance is asked to contact police at 902-490-5016. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

The Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program is offering a cash reward of up to $150,000 for information in Kimberly's disappearance. They can be contacted at 1-888-710-9090.

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104200127
PID: 0420-112000-0127
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: ASSAULTED PRIOR TO HIS DEATH
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
File Name: Unsolved Murder of Donald David Snelgrove
Author/Contributor: Mike P. C.

Donald David SNELGROVE

File Number: 104200127

The Government of the Province of Nova Scotia is offering rewards of up to one hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($150,000) for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the murder of Donald David SNELGROVE.

On August 21, 2000, at approximately 1:20 pm, police responded to a report of a death at 3628 Windsor Street, Halifax, NS. Upon police arrival, the victim, Donald David Snelgrove, was found deceased in the livingroom of his Windsor Street apartment.

The investigation revealed that he had been assaulted some time prior to his death, and this assault was a contributing factor in his death. Police have information about an alleged disturbance and assault, of which Mr. Snelgrove was the victim, which occurred on Romans Avenue, Friday, August 18, 2000. Police are also interested in speaking to anyone who may have seen his 1988 grey Plymouth Reliant in the area at the time of this disturbance and assault.

Any person with information regarding the person(s) responsible for the murder of Donald David Snelgrove should call the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program at 1-888-710-9090.

The reward is payable in Canadian funds and will be apportioned as deemed just by the Minister of Justice for the Province of Nova Scotia. Employees of law enforcement and correctional agencies are not eligible to collect this reward.

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104200118
PID: 0420-112000-0118
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: SHOT STANDING IN DRIVEWAY
Location: Preston, Nova Scotia, Canada
File Name: Unsolved Homicide of Jerell Aaron Wright
Author/Contributor: Jeffrey A.

Jerell Aaron Wright

File No.: 104200118

North Preston, Nova Scotia: The Government of the Province of Nova Scotia is offering rewards of up to $150,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the murder of Jerell Aaron WRIGHT.

At about 10:45 p.m. on May 13, 2009, Mr. Wright (aka Rutu) arrived at a residence on 16 Clarence St., North Preston. He was standing in a shared driveway when a series of gunshots were fired in his direction from a vehicle driving by. Mr. Wright was shot and later died in hospital. According to police, those responsible for the shooting immediately left the area in the vehicle.

The investigation, to date, has led police to believe the victim was not alone in the driveway when he was shot and that he was not the intended target. Police believe there are persons who have information that could result in an arrest and possible charges.

Any person with information regarding the person(s) responsible for the murder of Jerell Aaron WRIGHT should call the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program at 1-888-710-9090.

The reward is payable in Canadian funds and will be apportioned as deemed just by the Minister of Justice for the Province of Nova Scotia. Employees of law enforcement and correctional agencies are not eligible to collect this reward.

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104200124
PID: 0420-112000-0124
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: FOUND LYING IN THE ROADWAY
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
File Name: Homicide of Jonathan Reader
Author/Contributor: Donavan C.

Jonathan Reader

File Number: 104200124

Halifax, Nova Scotia: The Government of the Province of Nova Scotia is offering rewards of up to one hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($150,000) for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the murder of Jonathan Reader.

At approximately 04:10 am on August 7, 2005 Jonathan Reader was found lying in the roadway at the intersection of Radcliffe Drive and Dunbrack Street in Halifax. Mr. Reader was unconscious and bleeding and was transported to hospital by ambulance where he died a short time later. Autopsy determined that Mr. READER was the victim of a homicide inflicted by blunt force trauma and police believe that the incident occurred at the location he was found.

The investigation has revealed that Mr. READER had been in the downtown of Halifax and attended the Pacifico Bar and Grill with some friends and left at approximately 01:57 am with a female who has not been identified to this point. Mr. READER was last observed to be by himself at approximately 03:20 am on Dutch Village Road walking toward Lacewood Drive in Halifax.

Any person with information regarding the person(s) responsible for the murder of Jonathan Reader should call the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program at 1-888-710-9090.

The reward is payable in Canadian funds and will be apportioned as deemed just by the Minister of Justice for the Province of Nova Scotia. Employees of law enforcement and correctional agencies are not eligible to collect this reward.

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104200136
PID: 0420-112000-0136
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: HAS NOT BEEN SEEN SINCE 2004
Location: Grand Lake, Nova Scotia, Canada
File Name: Disappearance of Leonette Purcell
Author/Contributor: Jessica B.

Leonette Purcell

File Number: 104200136

Grand Lake, Nova Scotia: The Government of the Province of Nova Scotia is offering rewards of up to one hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($150,000) for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the disappearance of Leonette Marie PURCELL.

Leonette Purcell, a 56-year-old homemaker, has not been seen or heard from since she disappeared on December 16, 2004, from her Grand Lake home situated near the Halifax International Airport. Items in the Purcells' home appeared out of place or disturbed contrary to normal routine. An extensive search in the area of Grand Lake failed to reveal her whereabouts. Her personal banking and communications devices have not been accessed since her disappearance.

Investigators are interested in identifying two unidentified males who were seen on a security camera at the Enfield Irving Big Stop, one of whom the camera caught calling the Purcell home on the morning Mrs. Purcell disappeared. Neither of these men were identified. The investigation is ongoing and police are asking for the public's assistance.

Any person with information regarding the person(s) responsible for the disappearance of Leonette Marie PURCELL should call the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program at 1-888-710-9090.

The reward is payable in Canadian funds and will be apportioned as deemed just by the Minister of Justice for the Province of Nova Scotia. Employees of law enforcement and correctional agencies are not eligible to collect this reward.

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104200142
PID: 0420-112000-0142
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: HUMAN REMAINS FOUND
Location: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
File Name: Disappearance and Death of Laura Lee Cross
Author/Contributor: Jenny P.

Sherri Leigh Green

File Number: 104200142

October 14, 2020 - The RCMP is asking for the public's help in solving the homicide of a Dartmouth woman whose remains were found 18 years ago.

The case has never been solved and police say they continue to investigate Cross' death.

Her homicide has been added to the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program, which offers up to $150,000 for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in certain cases.

On October 14, 2002, at approximately 5:30 pm, police responded to a report of two hunters who discovered human skeletal remains off a logging road near Dollar Lake Provincial Park, located on the Old Guysborough Road near the Halifax International Airport. The skeletal remains were later identified as those of the victim, Laura Lee Cross.

The investigation revealed that the Ms. CROSS had last been seen on July 12, 2001, and she had been reported missing in August of 2001. Ms. Cross had been living at 18 Middle Street, in Dartmouth, at the time of her disappearance.

Any person with information regarding the person(s) responsible for the death of Laura Lee Cross should call the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program at 1-888-710-9090.

The reward is payable in Canadian funds and will be apportioned as deemed just by the Minister of Justice for the Province of Nova Scotia. Employees of law enforcement and correctional agencies are not eligible to collect this reward.

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104200145
PID: 0420-112000-0145
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: BODY FOUND UNDER A SET OF STAIRS
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
File Name: Unsolved Homicide of Jean Hilda Myra
Author/Contributor: Wayne E.

Bobbie Lynn Moose

File Number: 104200145

Halifax, Nova Scotia - On April 5, 1990, at 10:48 a.m., police responded to a report from a citizen who had been walking on the west side of the grain elevators just south of South Bland Street, and discovered a body under a set of stairs next to the grain elevators. Upon police arrival, Jean Hilda Myra was identified as the deceased victim and she had been the victim of a homicide.

The Government of the Province of Nova Scotia is offering rewards of up to $150,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the murder of Jean Hilda Myra.

The investigation revealed that the victim had been residing at the YMCA at the time of her death. The victim had last been seen leaving a tavern located in the south end of Barrington Street around midnight on April 4, 1990, and she was known to frequent the general surrounding area in the south end of Halifax. Police believe there are persons who have information that could result in an arrest and possible charges.

Any person with information regarding the person(s) responsible for the murder of Jean Hilda Myra should call the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program at 1-888-710-9090.

The reward is payable in Canadian funds and will be apportioned as deemed just by the Minister of Justice for the Province of Nova Scotia. Employees of law enforcement and correctional agencies are not eligible to collect this reward.

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104200147
PID: 0420-112000-0147
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: BODY DISCOVERED BURRIED IN SHALLOW GRAVE
Location: Stellarton, Nova Scotia, Canada
File Name: Disappearance and Death of Kevin Wesley Martin
Author/Contributor: Dave T.

Kevin Wesley Martin

File Number: 104200147

The Government of the Province of Nova Scotia is offering a reward in the amount of up to $150,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for the homicide of Kevin Wesley Martin.

On May 19, 1994, Kevin Wesley Martin was reported missing from his residence in Stellarton, Nova Scotia. A missing person investigation was conducted by the Stellarton Police Service, however, he was never found.

On November 13, 2000, commercial loggers working in the Burnside area of Colchester County discovered Kevin's remains buried in a shallow grave. Physical evidence found at the scene established that his death was a homicide.

Police believe there are people who have information that could result in an arrest and possible charges. Anyone with information regarding the person(s) responsible for the homicide of Kevin Martin should call the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program at 1-888-710-9090.

The reward is payable in Canadian funds and will be apportioned as deemed just by the Minister of Justice for the Province of Nova Scotia. Employees of law enforcement and correctional agencies are not eligible to collect this reward.

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104200152
PID: 0420-112000-0152
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: SHOT DEATH INSIDE THEIR HOME
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
File Name: Double Homicide of Richard Joseph and Gail Marie
Author/Contributor: Roberto M.

Richard Joseph and Gail Marie

File Number: 104200152

Halifax, Nova Scotia - Police are renewing calls for clues in the 22-year-old shooting death of a Halifax couple.

Officers responded to a report of a double shooting at 15 Parkmoor Avenue in Halifax around 9:40 p.m. on Nov. 20, 1998.

Police found Gail Marie Stone inside the home suffering from gunshot wounds. She was taken to hospital where she died from her injuries four days later.

Richard Joseph Marriott, Stone's common-law husband who was confined to a wheelchair, was pronounced dead at the scene.

This case is still unsolved.

Police believe there are people with information that could help them advance the case and they want them to assure them that it's never too late to come forward with what they know.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Halifax Regional Police/RCMP Integrated Major Crime Unit at (902) 490-5333. Anonymous tips can be submitted through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

The case is also a part of the Nova Scotia Department of Justice Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program, which offers up to $150,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible.

Any person with information regarding the person(s) responsible for the deaths of Richard Joseph and Gail Marie Stone Marriott should call the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program at 1-888-710-9090.

The reward is payable in Canadian funds and will be apportioned as deemed just by the Minister of Justice for the Province of Nova Scotia. Employees of law enforcement and correctional agencies are not eligible to collect this reward.

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104200157
PID: 0420-112000-0157
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: Victim of a Home Invasion
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
File Name: Unsolved Murder of Kevin James Petrie
Author/Contributor: Brenton M.

 Kevin James Petrie

File Number: 104200157

November 26, 2020 - 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.

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104200163
PID: 0420-112000-0163
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: Foul Play Suspected
Location: Lake Loon, Nova Scotia
File Name: Unsolved Case of Josiah Kaelin Sparks
Author/Contributor: Brenton M.

Josiah Sparks

File Number: 104200163

The Government of the Province of Nova Scotia is offering a reward in the amount of up to $150,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the homicide of Josiah Kaelin Sparks.

On September 14, 2017, members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police responded to an address on Cherry Brook Road, Lake Loon, to a report of family members having located the body of Josiah Sparks. Investigators believe that Josiah Sparks met with foul play sometime between the dates of September 11 and September 14, 2017.

Police believe there are persons who have information that could result in an arrest and possible charges. Any person with information regarding the person(s) responsible for the homicide of Josiah Kaelin Sparks should call the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program at 1-888-710-9090.

The reward is payable in Canadian funds and will be apportioned as deemed just by the Minister of Justice for the Province of Nova Scotia. Employees of law enforcement and correctional agencies are not eligible to collect this reward.

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104200164
PID: 0420-112000-0164
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: Fatally Shot
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
File Name: Unsolved: Michael Leonard Hamm
Author/Contributor: Cuauthemoc P.

Michael Leonard Hamm

File Number: 104200164

Michael Leonard Hamm was shot dead while walking along Windsor Street near Duncan on August 28, 1985.

Halifax Regional Police are hoping someone will come forward with new information as they marked the 35th anniversary of the murder of Michael Leornard Hamm this year.

Police were called to a west end neighbourhood at around 7:45 p.m. on August 28, 1985 after gunshots rang out. Arriving officers found Hamm's body near the corner of Windsor and Duncan streets. He had been shot dead.

Before being shot, police believe Michael had left his Tower Road residence and he had been walking along Windsor Street. When he neared Duncan Street, they believe a suspect ran up to him, shot him, then fled the area.

According to the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program, Hamm had also been the victim of a shooting earlier that year and police haven't ruled out a connection between the two incidents.

"Investigators believe there are people who have information that could help solve Michael's murder and we hope that the passage of time will encourage them to do the right thing and come forward with what they know," said police in a news release.

"It is never too late to come forward and the smallest piece of information may be just what is needed to progress the investigation."

Police can be contacted at 902-490-5016 and anonymous tips can be submitted through Crime Stoppers.

As the case is also a part of the province's Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program, those who offer up information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $150,000. All calls to 1-888-710-9090 are recorded and those who come forward need to provide their name and contact information, and might be called to testify in court.

The reward is payable in Canadian funds and will be apportioned as deemed just by the Minister of Justice for the Province of Nova Scotia. Employees of law enforcement and correctional agencies are not eligible to collect this reward.

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104200168
PID: 0420-112000-0168
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: Found Laying On The Ground
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
File Name: Homicide of Benjamin "Loka" Lokeny
Author/Contributor: Adama N.

Baby Parker

File Number: 104200168

December 12, 2020 - The Government of the Province of Nova Scotia is offering a reward in the amount of up to $150,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the homicide of Benjamin Loka Lokeny.

On July 20th, 2017, members of the Halifax Regional Police responded to a report of a male who was laying on the ground at the corner of Buddy Daye and Gottingen Streets, Halifax. When officers arrived, they located Benjamin Lokeny unconscious on the ground. The investigation determined that Benjamin Lokeny was the victim of a serious assault, he was taken to the QE11 hospital where he remained in a coma until August 28th, 2017, when he died in hospital. The medical examiner later determined the cause of death was a homicide.

Investigators believe there are persons who have information they have not offered to the police that could result in arrests and possible charges.

Any person with information regarding the person(s) responsible for the homicide of Mr. Benjamin Lokeny should call the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program at 1-888-710-9090.

The reward is payable in Canadian funds and will be apportioned as deemed just by the Minister of Justice for the Province of Nova Scotia. Employees of law enforcement and correctional agencies are not eligible to collect this reward.

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104200173
PID: 0420-112000-0173
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: Shot and Killed at Home
Location: Trenton, Nova Scotia, Canada
File Name: A father of Four Lost His Life in front of His Home
Author/Contributor: Andres A.

Edward William PHALEN

File Number: 104200173

December 24, 2020 - The murder of a Pictou County man is the latest case to be added to Nova Scotia's Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program.

Nine Years have passed since 44-year-old Edward William Phalen, a father of four, was shot and killed in front of his home in Trenton, Nova Scotia.

At approximately 7:45 p.m. on Oct. 25, 2011, Mr. Phalen left his home on Mechanic Street, Trenton, and drove to the local convenience store. Mr. Phalen was shot and killed minutes later outside his residence.

Police believe that the suspect or suspects were waiting for Mr. Phalen to return home. Witnesses heard gunshots and saw a suspect fleeing the scene on foot. At the time of the shooting, Mr. Phalen's wife and children were inside their home.

His family is still looking for answers about what happened the night of Oct. 25, 2011.

"He had a lot of friends, but he must have had enemies too, or this wouldn't have happened," says his mother, Carol Phalen.

Police say Eddie Phalen left his home on Mechanic Street and drove to a nearby convenience store around 7:45 p.m. that night.

He was shot minutes later outside his home and police believe the suspect, or suspects, were waiting for him to return home.

Phalen's wife and four children were inside the home when he was killed.

Witnesses told police they heard the gunshots and spotted a suspect fleeing the scene on foot.

Carol Phalen believes her son was executed.

"And they waited for a rainy night, to carry out their execution," she says.

The government is offering $150,000 for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in the case. They hope the cash incentive will encourage people to come forward.

"The types of leads that are present are not coming to the level that we'd like it to come," says Nova Scotia Justice Minister Ross Landry.

"We're hoping that with the awards, it will motivate some people to give some reflection and bring information forward."

The victim's family says they want answers, and sooner, rather than later.

"My husband was diagnosed with terminal cancer and it's like a double whammy for us," says Carol Phalen. "It's not getting any easier."

Under terms of the program, anyone with information about Phale's death must provide their name. They may also be called to testify in court.

Any person with information regarding the person(s) responsible for the murder of Edward William Phalen should call the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program at 1-888-710-9090.

Source: With files from CTV Atlantic's Dan MacIntosh

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104200175
PID: 0420-112000-0175
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: Found Murdered In His Residence
Location: Dominion, Nova Scotia, Canada
File Name: Unsolved Homicide of Harold James "Buster" Slaunwhite
Author/Contributor: Wayne E.

Harold James

File Number: 104200175

Dominion, Nova Scotia - The Government of the Province of Nova Scotia is offering rewards of up to one hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($150,000) for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the murder of Harold James "Buster" Slaunwhite.

On September 10, 2006, "Buster" Slaunwhite was found murdered in his residence at 97 Brook Street, Dominion, by family members. Mr. Slaunwhite's residence is situated near an area that was a hangout for local youths.

On September 9, 2006, the investigation revealed that "Buster" Slaunwhite was last observed operating his motor vehicle, a 2005 blue Ford Taurus, Nova Scotia license plate BBV-949, during the daytime. "Buster" Slaunwhite was an 83 year old veteran who had served his country in World War II as a medic. He had been in good health before his tragic death and had recently taken a trip with his son.

Any person with information regarding the person(s) responsible for the murder of Harold James "Buster" Slaunwhite should call the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program at 1-888-710-9090.

The reward is payable in Canadian funds and will be apportioned as deemed just by the Minister of Justice for the Province of Nova Scotia. Employees of law enforcement and correctional agencies are not eligible to collect this reward.

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104200178
PID: 0420-112000-0178
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: Body Was Discovered In a Wooded Area
Location: Chester, Nova Scotia, Canada
File Name: Mystery Continues to Surround the Murder of Steven Hall
Author/Contributor: Jeffrey A.

Steven Michael Hall

File Number: 104200178

On April 27, 1996, Kelly Weisner dropped her brother off at a gas station in the Chester Basin, N.S. area. She would be the last family member to see Steven Hall alive, and 24 years later, his murder remains unsolved.

"I pulled up and he got out of the car, looked in and said, 'See you later sis,' shut the door, I looked in my rearview mirror, and that was the last I saw of him," she recalls of the last time she saw her brother.

Steven Hall disappeared on Saturday, April 27, 1996. He left his parent's home in Seffernville, Lunenburg County, around 10:30 AM. Mr. Hall paid a bill at the Ultramar in Chester Basin. While at the service station, Mr. Hall was seen having a brief conversation with a person in a vehicle at the gas pumps. Mr. Hall last seen hitchhiking on Highway #3 towards Chester.

Weisner, who was 18 at the time, says Hall told her he was planning to hitchhike to his girlfriend's home in Chester, N.S. which wasn't unusual for the 21-year-old.

"A couple of days later got a phone call from his girlfriend, asking if we had seen or spoken to him, and that's when it started cluing in to us that something's not right," she says. "You always heard from Steven. You always knew where he was, he was always calling, bugging somebody for something or a ride."

The family contacted police, who searched the area, handed out flyers and put up posters.

Hall's body was discovered on November 23, 1996, in a wooded area on the Hogg Lot Road, which is off Highway #14, approximately 13 kms North of the Chester area. This was seven months after his disappearance. It was determined that he died of unnatural causes. An extensive investigation ensued, however, no criminal charges have been laid.

Although this investigation remains unsolved, it is still ongoing.

Anyone with information about Hall's case is asked to contact the RCMP or the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program at 1-888-710-9090.

$150,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the murder of Steven Michael Hall.

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104200206
PID: 0420-112000-0206
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: Last heard from Halifax International Airport
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
File Name: Unsolved Homicide of Andrea Lynn King
Author/Contributor: Alex B.

Jason Corey Walters

File Number: 104200206

Halifax, Nova Scotia - On January 1, 1992, the victim, Andrea Lynn King, flew from her home in New Westminister, British Columbia, to Halifax, intent on traveling and working in Nova Scotia for a period of time.

Andrea was last heard from on January 1, 1992, when she called a family member in British Columbia from the Halifax International Airport, to advise them that she arrived safely and that she would call them back the following day with an address where she would be staying. This was the last time that anyone heard from the victim.

January 4, 1992, the victim's family reported Andrea missing, and an extensive missing person investigation was conducted.

On December 22, 1992, the skeletal remains of Andrea King was located in a wooded area approximately 200 feet from the end of a dead-end street in the Sackville Business Park. It was determined that Andrea had been murdered.

During a 1997 re-investigation of the 1989 disappearance of another young woman, Kimberly McAndrew, police identified a former Halifax sex offender as a prime suspect. During a sex offender treatment program, the man, Andrew Paul Johnson, had been asked to write an essay about a sexual assault from the point of view of the victim. Johnson's essay was a chilling account of McAndrew's rape and murder.

At the time, DNA testing wasn't sophisticated enough to positively connect the murder dots from Johnson to McAndrew or King, and police themselves lost interest after a B.C. court declared Johnson a dangerous offender in 2001.

This case is still unsolved.

Any person with information regarding the person(s) responsible for the murder of Andrea Lynn King should call the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program at 1-888-710-9090.

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