N.S. offers reward for tips in homicide investigation
The Nova Scotia government is offering a cash reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in connection with the murder of 21-year-old Ryan Matthew White.
Published Friday, July 6, 2012 12:34PM ADT
Another case has been added to the Nova Scotia Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program.
The province is offering a cash reward of up to $150,000 for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in a two-year-old homicide investigation.
Police responded to the 100 block of Jarvis Lane in Halifax on July 22, 2010.
When they arrived on the scene, they found 21-year-old Ryan Matthew White lying on the ground, suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest.
White was taken to hospital where he died from his injuries.
No charges have been laid in the case.
"The Halifax Regional Police-RCMP Integrated Major Crime Unit and the Department of Justice urge anyone with any information related to Ryan White's homicide to please come forward," said Justice Minister Ross Landry in a statement released Friday. "No piece of information is too trivial and could be just what police need in order to solve the case and give Mr. White's family much needed closure."
Late last month, Halifax police scoured a wooded area in the city's north end, acting on new information in the case.
Police have not disclosed what they hoped to find, nor would they say whether any evidence was found during the search.
Under the program, anyone who comes forward is expected to provide their name and contact information. They may also be called to testify in court.
The Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program was launched in October 2006 as another tool for law enforcement to use in solving crime.
Earlier this week, police arrested two men in connection with the murder of 20-year-old Melissa Peacock, who was reported missing in Nov.
The missing person investigation into her disappearance was added to the program on May 18 and police received a tip shortly after, which they say helped in their investigation.
Police also say it was the first time information received through the program led to arrests and charges.
There are currently 64 cases in the program.
With files from The Canadian Press