Reward in Devon Marsman missing person case increased to $250,000

The government is increasing the reward in the missing persons case of Devon Sinclair Marsman to $250,000.

Family members reported 16-year-old Devon missing on March 4, 2022. He is described as an African Nova Scotian youth, about five feet tall and 100 pounds, with blue-green eyes and short dark hair. When last seen, he was wearing a hooded sweater and jeans.

His case was added to the major crimes reward program on November 29, 2022, with the standard reward of $150,000. Investigators believe there are people who may have information that could result in Devon being located.

“It is my hope that increasing the reward for this case will encourage those with information to come forward,” said Brad Johns, Attorney General and Minister of Justice. “No tip is too small. Please help bring answers to Devon’s family, friends and loved ones.”

Anyone with information should call the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program at 1-888-710-9090. People who come forward with information must provide their name and contact information and may be called to testify in court. All calls will be recorded.

Anyone with information who prefers to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers of Nova Scotia at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Quick Facts:

  • this is the second time the reward under this program has been increased for a specific case – $250,000 is also offered in the homicide case of eight-year-old Lee’Marion Cain of North Preston, which was added to the program on August 10, 2022
  • the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program is an additional tool to help police gather information on unsolved crimes
  • the reward is payable in Canadian funds and will be allocated as deemed just by the Minister of Justice for the Province of Nova Scotia
  • there are now 119 active cases in the program; five cash awards have been paid out since the program started in 2006
  • employees of law enforcement and correctional agencies are not eligible to collect this reward

Additional Resources:
A photo of Devon Marsman and details about the case are available at:

Via: Provincial Release

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