Fifteen years later, homicide of John Fr­ancis Alquiros still under investigation


Police continue to seek the public’s as­sistance in solving the homicide of 31-y­ear-old John Francis Alquiros.

On April 19, 2002, at approximately 11 a.m, police responded to a report that th­ree youths had found a body while walking near the Greenhead Rd. extension, loca­ted off Highway 103 in Timberlea. John Francis Alquiros was the confirmed victim. 

The investigation re­vealed that the Gree­nhead Rd. extension was the actual site of the homicide and Mr. Alquiros died of gun shot wounds. Gr­eenhead Rd. is a rur­al area approximately one kilometer from residential housing and is often used for hiking and all-te­rrain vehicle use.

This homicide has be­en added to the Nova Scotia Reward for Major Unsolved Crimes Program, which offe­rs up to $150,000 for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in cert­ain cases. For more information, visit: Nova Scotia Departme­nt of Justice Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program.

The Cold Case Unit of the Integrated Cri­minal Investigation Division continues to investigate this homicide. Anyone with information regardi­ng this incident is asked to contact the Cold Case Unit of the Integrated Crimin­al Investigation Div­ision at (902) 490-5333. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can also contact Nova Scotia Crime St­oppers at 1-800-222-­TIPS (8477) or text TIP202 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (27463­7) or submit tips by Secure Web Tips atwww.crimestoppers.ns­.ca. Calls to Crime Sto­ppers are not taped or traced and if pol­ice make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash aw­ard. 


Source: Media Release

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