Today marks the 65th anniversary of the murder of Michael Leo Resk and the Special Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division continues to investigate the case.
On December 9, 1955, at approximately 2 a.m., police responded to a report from a taxi driver who reported spotting a delivery van parked on Acadia Street, near Roome Street, in an unusual manner. Officers located Michael in the back of the delivery van. He was deceased as a result of gunshot wounds.
Investigators believe Michael was on his way from his home on Poplar Street late in the evening to go to his store on Gottingen to lock up for the night.
Investigators are asking anyone with information, who has not already spoken with police, to do the right thing and come forward with what they know; what may seem like an insignificant detail could be the key to progressing the investigation into Michael’s murder.
Anyone with information 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), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip using the P3 Tips App.
Michael’s case is part of the Nova Scotia Department of Justice Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program which offers cash rewards of up to $150,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for specified major unsolved crimes. Callers must contact the Rewards Program at 1-888-710-9090, must provide their name and contact information, and may be called to testify in court. All calls will be recorded. The amount of the award will be based on the investigative value of the information provided.