Police and the provincial government are hoping to receive more information about the disappearances of Daniel Baker and Ian MacKeigan through the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program.
Anyone who shares information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for these missing persons cases could receive up to $150,000.
“We hope that by adding these two men to the rewards program we will receive new information that could help these cases,” said Justice Minister Diana Whalen. “I urge anyone with information to please come forward.”
Mr. MacKeigan was reported missing on Oct. 25, 1984, at 11 p.m. He was last seen by a family member leaving his residence on Manor Lane, Halifax, driving a red 1978 Plymouth Horizon TC3, hatchback. Mr. MacKeigan told his family member that he was going to meet some friends, possibly at the former Palace Nightclub on Brunswick Street, Halifax. He has not been seen by family or friends since that time.
On Dec. 12, 1997, at about 11 p.m., Mr. Baker left a residence on Preston Street, Halifax, and was going to walk to a local restaurant on Quinpool Road. It has not been confirmed if Mr. Baker made it to his destination and he has not been heard from since.
“Based on the investigations, we believe there are people who have information that they haven’t yet provided to police,” said Supt. Jim Perrin, officer-in-charge of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division, Halifax Regional Police. “This information could help us determine what happened to both Ian and Daniel. We hope the monetary incentive will motivate someone to come forward with what they know.”
Anyone with information should call the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program at 1-888-710-9090.
Those who come forward with information must provide their name and contact information. They may be called to testify in court. All calls will be recorded.
The Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program was launched in October 2006 as an additional tool to help police gather information on unsolved crimes. For more information about this case and others, visit http://novascotia.ca/just/Public_Safety/Rewards/.