Today marks the tenth anniversary of the murder of Kevin James Petrie and the Halifax Regional Police/RCMP Integrated Major Crime Unit continues to investigate the case.
On March 28, 2004, at 1 p.m., police responded to 7132 Spruce Street in Halifax for a report that Mr. Petrie was in medical distress. He was transported to hospital where he later died.
The investigation revealed that Mr. Petrie was the victim of a home invasion and a serious assault on March 17, 2004, at 269 Pleasant Street in Dartmouth. It is believed that the injuries sustained during this home invasion were a contributing factor in his death. Police believe there are individuals who have information that could result in an arrest and possible charges.
Anyone with information about this unsolved homicide is asked to contact the Halifax Regional Police/RCMP Integrated Major Crime Unit at (902) 490-5333. 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 - Tip 202 + your message to 274637. This case is part of the Nova Scotia Department of Justice Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program.