Sunday will mark the 15th anniversary of the murder of Michael Joseph Peverill and the HRP/RCMP Integrated Major Crime Unit continues to investigate the case.
On January 19, 1999, at approximately 3:20 p.m., police responded to a report of an injured man at 88 Queen Street in Dartmouth. Responding officers found Michael laying on the bedroom floor, having suffered a fatal gunshot wound.
The investigation revealed that Michael was last seen that day at 2 p.m., entering his apartment. Michael had moved into this apartment complex one week before his death but knew and frequently visited the previous tenant. Michael and the previous tenant were both known for having frequent visitors to conduct personal business and it was common to see a lot of pedestrian traffic in and out of 88 Queen Street.
Anyone with information about the murder of Michael Peverill 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. This program offers a cash reward of up to $150,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person(s) responsible for this and other major unsolved crimes.