Homicide Case Added to Rewards Program

first_imgGovernment is hoping to receive information about the death of Kevin Martin through the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program. Anyone who shares information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for this homicide could receive up to $150,000. “It’s been 20 years since Kevin disappeared and his family is looking for closure,” said Justice Minister Lena Diab. “The death of a loved one is difficult, the death of a child is especially tragic. I strongly urge anyone with any information, no matter how small it seems, to contact the rewards line and help police solve this case.” Kevin was 13 years old when he went missing from his Stellarton home on May 19, 1994. In November 2000, commercial loggers found his remains in the Burnside area of Colchester County. It was determined his death was a homicide. “To investigators no piece of information is too small,” said Sgt. Paul Vickers, RCMP Northeast Major Crime Unit. “We want to solve this case and bring much-deserved closure to the family. By adding this case to the rewards program, we are hoping those with information will decide to come forward. That one piece of information could be all that’s needed.” Anyone with information should call the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program at 1-888-710-9090. In July 2012, the program helped the RCMP arrest and charge two people with first-degree murder in the disappearance of Melissa Dawn Peacock. In August 2013, the program helped Halifax Police and RCMP in an arrest in the homicide of Ryan White. In October 2013, the program also helped RCMP in an arrest in the homicide of Narico Danfue Downey. Those who come forward must provide their name and contact information. They may be called to testify in court. All calls will be recorded. The program was launched in October 2006 as another tool to help police gather information about unsolved crimes. For more information about this case and others, visit www.gov.ns.ca/just .last_img read more