Police Continue to Investigate the Murder of Kevin James Petrie

Kevin James Petrie

Police Continue to Investigate the Murder of Kevin James Petrie

Today marks the fifteenth anniversary of the murder of Kevin James Petrie and investigators in the Special Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division are hoping the passage of time will encourage someone to come forward with information about the case.

On March 28, 2004, at 1 p.m., police responded to 7132 Spruce Street in Halifax for a report that Kevin was in medical distress. He was transported to hospital where he later died. The investigation revealed that Kevin had been assaulted on March 17, 2004 during a home invasion at 269 Pleasant Street in Dartmouth. It is believed the injuries he sustained during the assault were a contributing factor in his death.

Investigators believe there are people who have information about Kevin’s murder. We ask them to do the right thing and come forward with what they know. It’s never too late and no piece of information is too small; it could be just what is needed to advance the investigation and find justice for Kevin and his loved ones.​

This 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 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.

Anyone with information about Kevin’s murder is asked to contact police at 902.490.5016 or the Rewards Program at 1-888-710-9090. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or using the P3 Tips App.


Source : Media Release

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