The province is encouraging anyone with information in the death of Keya Simon to come forward through the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes program.
Anyone who shares information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for Ms.
Simon’s death could receive up to $150,000.
“I know it has been difficult for Ms. Simon’s family to know that so many people were present the night she died and yet so little information has come forward,” said Justice Minister Lena Diab. “I would urge anyone with any information, no matter how small it seems, to contact the rewards line and help police solve this case.”
Shortly after 11 p.m. on Jan. 8, 2011, Halifax Regional Police responded to a report of a stabbing at 117 Pinecrest Dr., in Dartmouth. Officers found Ms. Simon suffering from a single stab wound to the chest.
A large crowd at the site provided limited information. Investigators believe there are people with information that could result in an arrest and possible charges.
“Major crime investigators believe that people in our community have information about Keya’s death that would assist in progressing the police investigation and we are hopeful the incentive offered through the reward program will encourage them to speak up,” said Chief Jean-Michel Blais of Halifax Regional Police.
“We encourage these people to do the right thing and report what they saw or heard to police so we can move forward with the investigation.”
People 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 October 2013, information received through the program helped lead to the arrest of a person for the homicide of Narico Danfue Downey.
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 program was launched in October 2006 as an additional tool to help police gather information on unsolved crimes. For more information on this case and others, visit www.gov.ns.ca/just .