Police continue to investigate murder of Donald Charles Downey

HRP release:

Today marks the 35th anniversary of the murder of Donald Charles Downey and the Special Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division continues to investigate the case.

On October 30, 1988, at approximately 1 a.m., police responded to a report of a shooting near the 2300 block of Creighton Street in Halifax. Officers located Donald suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to the hospital where he later died.

Investigators believe there are people who have information that could advance the investigation and hope the passage of time may encourage someone to do the right thing and come forward to police with what they know.

It is never too late to come forward and the smallest piece of information may be just what is needed to progress the investigation. Anyone with information about Donald’s murder is asked to call police at 902-490-5020.

Donald’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 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.

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