**** HRP Media Release
Police continue to investigate the murder of Danny DiBenedetto
Tomorrow marks the 15th anniversary of the murder of Danny DiBenedetto and the Special Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division continues to investigate the case.
At approximately 7:35 p.m. on February 8, 2005, police responded to a reported shooting at a Dartmoor Crescent residence in Bedford. Responding officers found 36-year-old Danny DiBenedetto, who had been shot. Danny was transported to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The investigation revealed that three masked suspects entered the DiBenedetto home and an altercation occurred, leading to Danny being shot.
One suspect was described as a black man, wearing jeans, a black puffy jacket with fur around the collar and a dark ski mask. The second suspect was described as a black man with his hair tied back, wearing a grey tracksuit, grey hooded sweatshirt and a dark ski mask. The third suspect was described as a black male wearing a ski mask.
Investigators believe there are people who have information that could help solve Danny’s murder and we hope that the passage of time will encourage someone to do the right thing and come forward 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.
Investigators ask anyone with information about Danny’s murder to contact police at 902-490-5016. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip using the P3 Tips App.
Danny’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 the 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.