Government is hoping to receive more information about the death of Matthew Sudds 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.
Sudds’s death could receive up to $150,000.
“Every family who has suffered a loss deserves closure,” said Justice Minister Lena Diab. “We urge anyone who has information about this homicide to please call our reward line. New details, no matter how small, can help the police solve a case and ensure justice is served for Matthew Sudds.”
On Oct. 14, 2013, Halifax Regional Police responded to a report and found Mr. Sudds’s body in a ditch on Africville Road in Halifax. The 24-year-old had been shot and killed. Mr. Sudds was last seen by friends on the afternoon of Oct. 10, 2013.
“We believe that people have information about Matthew’s death that would assist the police investigation, and hope that the incentive offered through the rewards program will encourage them to speak up,” said Chief Jean-Michel Blais, Halifax Regional Police. “We implore those people to come forward so that we may continue to work to bring this file to a successful conclusion.”
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 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, the program also helped RCMP in an arrest in 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 .