The province is hoping to bring closure to the family of 2012 homicide victim Kaylin Diggs.
The case has been added to the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program on the first anniversary of the homicide.
Anyone who shares information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for Mr. Diggs’s death could receive up to $150,000.
“The loss of a life is always tragic and we must do what we can to ensure justice is served for Kaylin Diggs. To do this, we need the public’s help,” said Justice Minister Ross Landry. “We all share in the responsibility of keeping our communities safe. Any piece of information, no matter how small, could help police solve this case.”
On Aug. 11, 2012, Halifax Regional Police responded to an assault at the corner of Argyle and Sackville streets in Halifax. They found 26-year-old Kaylin Diggs unconscious and unresponsive in the crosswalk. Mr. Diggs was taken to hospital where he later died from his injuries.
The investigators learned that Mr. Diggs had left a Halifax bar and was injured as he tried to help a friend who was being assaulted by a group of males.
“Kaylin’s loved ones have suffered so much grief and deserve the closure that would come with charges being laid against his attacker,” said Halifax Regional Police Chief Jean-Michel Blais. “We believe there are people who have information regarding Kaylin’s homicide who have not come forward. We encourage these people to do the right thing and report what they saw or heard to police so that we can move forward with the investigation.”
Anyone with information should call the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program at 1-888-710-9090.
In July 2012, the rewards program helped the RCMP arrest and charge two people with first-degree murder in the disappearance of Melissa Dawn Peacock.
In October, information received helped the RCMP arrest a man for 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. There are now 72 cases in the program.
For more information on this case and others, visit www.gov.ns.ca/just.