Halifax Regional Police and the provincial government are taking additional steps to help solve the homicides of three men in the Halifax Regional Municipality.
The homicides of Tyler Ronald Joseph Keizer, Rickey Walker and Terrence Patrick Izzard have been added to the Major Unsolved Crimes Program. 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.
“Each death by violence is painful for the family and community involved,” said Justice Minister Diana Whalen. “We’re adding these crimes to the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program to encourage people who may have information to help solve these crimes.”
At about 2:50 a.m. on Sept. 1, 2016, Rickey Walker was found in medical distress behind John McNeil Elementary School on Leaman Drive in Dartmouth. He was transported to hospital, where he was pronounced dead. An autopsy confirmed Mr. Walker’s death as a homicide.
On Nov. 14, 2016 at about 11:07 p.m., a 911 call was received about a gunshot in the area of Cragg Avenue, Halifax. Police found Terrence Patrick Izzard laying in front of 2412 Cragg Ave. An autopsy confirmed that Mr. Izzard’s death was a homicide as a result of being shot.
On Nov. 21, 2016, shortly before 11 p.m., police and EHS responded to a weapons call in the area of Gottingen Street and Falkland Street in Halifax. There, they found Tyler Ronald Joseph Keizer, who was transported to the QEII Health Sciences Centre and later pronounced dead. The investigation determined that Mr. Keizer was the victim of a homicide.
“We want the families of these three men to rest assured that we’re actively investigating these crimes with the goal to bring those responsible for these senseless murders to justice,” said Supt. Jim Perrin, officer-in-charge of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division. “We hope the monetary incentive will encourage people who have information on these cases to do the right thing and come forward with what they know.”
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.
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. For more information about these cases and others, visit http://novascotia.ca/just/Public_Safety/Rewards/.
Source: Media Release