2009 Murder Case Added to Rewards Program

Halifax Regional Police and the provincial government are hoping to receive more information about the death of Timothy John Kelly through the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program.

Anyone who shares information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for Mr.

Kelly’s death could receive up to $150,000.

“Mr. Kelly’s family deserves closure. We urge anyone who has information about his death, no matter how small it might seem, to come forward and help police bring this case to a close,” said Justice Minister Lena Diab.

On Dec. 12, 2009, Halifax Regional Police responded to a report and found Mr. Kelly’s body on the sidewalk in front of a residence on Abbot Drive in Halifax. The 44-year-old, who had been shot multiple times, was transported to hospital where he was pronounced deceased soon after.

“Homicide investigators are confident that people know what happened to Timothy Kelly and who’s responsible for his death,” said Chief Jean-Michel Blais, Halifax Regional Police. “We’re hopeful that the incentive of a reward will encourage them to do the right thing by ending their silence and coming forward with information.”

Police believe there are people who have information that could result in an arrest and possible charges. Anyone with information should call the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program at 1-888-710-9090.

In August 2014, the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program paid its first reward to an individual who provided information that led to the arrest and conviction of Dustan Joseph Preeper and Joshua Michael Preeper for the murder of Melissa Dawn Peacock.

Those who come forward with information must provide their name and contact information. They may be called to testify in court. All calls will be recorded.

The Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program was launched in October 2006 as a tool to help police gather information on unsolved crimes. For more information about this case and others, visit www.novascotia.ca/justice .

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