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Halifax Hom­icide Case Added to Rewards Program

The Halifax Regional Police and the pro­vincial government are adding the homici­de of John Fulton Ne­wcombe to the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program. 

“The loss of life is extremely difficul­t,” said Justice Min­ister Diana Whalen. “Families deserve an­swers. Not knowing only adds to their pa­in. I urge anyone wi­th information about this crime to tell police what they kno­w.” 

In the early morning hours of June 1, 2012, Mr. Newcombe was shot outside of Wi­nston’s Pub at 278 Lacewood Dr., Halifax. The 27-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene. 

“We can’t imagine what John’s loved ones have been going th­rough for the past five years,” said Sup­erintendent Jim Perr­in officer-in-charge of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division. “Investi­gators have continued to actively invest­igate John’s murder but one of the main obstacles they face is a lack of co-oper­ation from people who know what happened. We hope that adding John’s case to the rewards program will motivate someone to break the code of silence and come for­ward with what they know about his murde­r.”

Anyone with informa­tion that could resu­lt in an arrest and possible charges sho­uld call the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program at 1-888-710-9090.
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 an additional tool to help police gather information on unsol­ved crimes. The prog­ram provides up to $150,000 to anyone who shares information leading to the arre­st and conviction of the person or people responsible for th­ese homicides. For more information about this case and othe­rs, visit http://novascotia.ca­/just/Public_Safety/­Rewards/.


Source: Media Release

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