Police Continue to Investigate the Murder of Kevin James Petrie



Today marks the 20th anniversary of the murder of Kevin James Petrie and the Special Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division continues to investigate the case.

On March 28, 2004, at 1 p.m. police responded to Spruce Street in Halifax for a report that a man was in medical distress. Kevin was transported to hospital where he later died. The investigation revealed that Kevin had been assaulted on March 17, 2004, during a home invasion at 269 Pleasant Street in Dartmouth. It is believed the injuries he sustained during the assault were a contributing factor in his death.

Investigators do not believe that this was a random incident and that there are people who have information that could help solve Kevin’s murder. They are asking anyone with information to do the right thing and come forward with what they know; even the smallest piece of information could be the key to progressing the investigation into Kevin’s murder. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 902-490-5020.

Kevin’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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A photo of Kevin James Petrie

A photo of Kevin James Petrie