April 12, 2013, Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM)…..In light of new and credible information that has recently been brought forward to police, HRM Partners in Policing are reopening the investigation involving Rehtaeh Parsons.
An investigative team from the Criminal Investigation Division, comprised of both RCMP and Halifax Regional Police officers, has been assigned to review this new information as it relates to the totality of this file.
This information did not come from an on-line source. The person providing the information is willing to verify who they are, the reason they’re providing it and is willing to work with police as part of the investigation.
We continue to ask people with specific information about this incident to report it to police or Crime Stoppers. Though police reports cannot be accepted through social media, tips can be reported anonymously 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.
On behalf of the family, we again ask that both the media and public respect their request for privacy at this difficult time. Our thoughts remain with Rehteah’s family and other loved ones.