Police Continue to Investigate the Murder of Jean Hilda Myra



Sunday marks the 30th anniversary of the murder of Jean Hilda Myra and the Special Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division continues to investigate the case.

On April 5, 1990, at 10:48 a.m., police responded to the west side of the grain elevators, just south of South Bland Street, after a citizen discovered a deceased woman under a set of stairs. The woman was identified as Jean Hilda Myra and her death was deemed a homicide.

The investigation revealed that Jean was residing at the Halifax YMCA at the time of her death. She was last seen leaving a tavern in the south end of Barrington Street around midnight on April 4, 1990, and she was known to frequent the south end of Halifax. Investigators believe that there are people who have information about Jean’s murder and ask that they do the right thing and come forward with what they know.

Investigators ask anyone with information about Jean’s murder to contact police at 902-490-5016. Anonymous tips can be sent 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 using the P3 Tips App.

Jean’s case is part of the Nova Scotia Department of Justice Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program which offers cash rewards of up to $150,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for specified major unsolved crimes. Callers must contact the Rewards Program at 1-888-710-9090, must provide their name and contact information, and may be called to testify in court. All calls will be recorded. The amount of the award will be based on the investigative value of the information provided.

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