Today is the 20th anniversary of the murder of Kimber Leanne Lucas and the Major Crime Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division continues to investigate the case.
Kimber’s body was discovered on November 23, 1994, at 8:41 a.m. at the rear of 5783 North Street in Halifax. Her death was later ruled a homicide. Investigators were able to determine that Kimber was in the area of North and Maitland Streets between 1:30 a.m. and 3:30 a.m. the day of her death. She was also seven months pregnant at the time of her death.
We're dedicated to relentlessly pursuing unsolved crimes in our community, whether they happened in the last few years or many years ago. We have resources dedicated to major unsolved crimes (homicides and missing persons) and put a significant amount of investigative effort into them. New technology continues to lead to advancements in forensic science, particularly with respect to DNA. Today’s crime labs are far more advanced which allows investigators to revisit how crime scenes were processed. These advancements also provide investigators with enhanced ability to analyze archived data such as video surveillance, camera and telephone records. One of the main obstacles we face in unsolved homicides is a lack of cooperation from people who know what happened. We issue media releases on the anniversary of an unsolved major crime in the hope that a witness will break the code of silence and come forward to police directly or through the Provincial Rewards program to help further the police investigation.
Anyone with information about this homicide case is asked to contact the 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