Police continue to investigate the murder of Michael Peverill

January 19th marked the 25th anniversary of the murder of Michael Joseph Peverill and the Special Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division continues to investigate the case.

On January 19, 1999, at approximately 3:20 p.m., police responded to a report of an injured man at 88 Queen Street in Dartmouth. Responding officers found Michael had suffered a fatal gunshot wound.

Michael was last seen entering his apartment at 2 p.m. that day and had moved into this apartment complex one week before his death, however, he knew and frequently visited the previous tenant at this location.

Investigators believe there are people who have information in relation to Michael’s death, and hope that the passage of time may encourage someone to do the right thing and come forward with what they know. Our investigators believe that even the smallest piece of information may be just what is needed to progress the investigation.

We are asking anyone with information about Michael’s murder to contact police at 902-490-5020.

Michael’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.


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