Police request public’s assistance locating wanted man – Walter Madeaus Brooks
Investigators with the Homicide Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division are asking for the public’s help locating a man wanted on a Canada-wide Warrant for Witness.
Walter Madeaus Brooks is wanted on a Canada-wide Warrant for Witness in the Supreme Court case against Demarques Shane Beals. Demarques Beals is facing a second degree murder charge in the death of Keya Knita Simon. The homicide trial began in Halifax on May 15, 2017, and Walter Brooks is a witness in the trial. A Warrant for Witness was issued for Walter Brooks on May 12, 2017 when he failed to make arrangements with police or the Crown to attend court.
On January 8, 2011 Halifax Regional Police responded to a report of a stabbing at 117 Pinecrest Drive in Dartmouth. Upon arrival, officers found 19-year-old Keya Simon unresponsive inside the front doors of the apartment building. Her 32-year-old sister had also been stabbed. In August 2014, investigators charged Demarques Beals with second degree murder in relation to the death of Keya Simon.
Police believe that Walter Brooks is residing in Orangeville, Ontario, but he is originally from the Halifax area. Police are asking for anyone with information on Walter Brooks’ whereabouts to call 902-490-5020. 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 – Tip 202 + your message to 274637.
Source: Media Release