Today marks the 25th anniversary of the murder of Shane Darrell Siddle and the Special Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division continues to investigate the case.
On December 12, 1994, police received a report from medical staff at the Victoria General Hospital regarding a patient, Shane Siddle, who had been admitted to the hospital on December 7 with a serious head injury. The cause of the injury was not known. Shane passed away at the hospital as a result of the injury on December 13, 1994.
Through the investigation it was revealed that Shane may have been involved in an altercation and knocked unconscious near his Belle Aire Terrace residence on the night of December 7, 1994. It is believed that Shane regained consciousness, arrived home and was then taken to the hospital that night. The original assault was not reported to police.
Investigators believe there are people who have information that could help solve Shane’s case. We hope that the passage of time will encourage someone to do the right thing and come forward with what they know about Shane’s murder. It is never too late to do the right thing and the smallest piece of information may be just what is needed to progress the investigation.
Investigators ask anyone with information about Shane’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.
Shane’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.