Cash reward offered for information in cases of missing Halifax men
Ian MacKeigan disappeared in October 1984 and Daniel Baker disappeared in December 1997. Both cases have been added to Nova Scotia’s Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program. (Nova Scotia Justice Department)
Published Thursday, October 13, 2016 11:14AM ADT
The Nova Scotia Justice Department is offering a cash reward for information in the decades-old cases of two missing Halifax men.
Both cases have been added to the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program, which offers up to $150,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction in certain cases.
The first case is that of 21-year-old Ian MacKeigan, who was reported missing on Oct. 25 in 1984.
MacKeigan was last seen leaving his home on Manor Lane in Halifax in a red 1978 Plymouth Horizon TC3 hatchback.
He told his family that he was going to meet some friends, possibly at the former Palace nightclub on Brunswick Street in Halifax, but he never showed up. He hasn’t been seen or heard from since.
Before his disappearance, MacKeigan had graduated from a welding course in Sydney. He moved to Halifax in July 1984 and was employed in his trade for two weeks before he was reported missing.
The second case is that of 40-year-old Daniel Baker, who was last seen leaving a home on Preston Street in Halifax around 11 p.m. on Dec. 12, 1997.
He had planned to walk to a restaurant on Quinpool Road, but investigators aren’t certain whether he made it to the restaurant, and he was never seen or heard from again.
Baker lived in both Halifax and Bridgewater for many years, before moving to Halifax in July 1997.
He was six-foot-one inches tall and weighed 155 pounds, with short dark blonde hair, blue eyes and a fair complexion. He was last seen wearing a dark blue, red and white dress shirt, blue jeans, a black suede jacket, white Reebok sneakers, and black leather gloves.
Police believe there are people who have information about the cases who have yet to come forward and they hope that adding the investigations to the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program will prompt those people to come forward.
Anyone with information can call the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program at 1-888-710-9090.