Today marks the fortieth anniversary of the murder of Vincent “Hank” Pius Griffin and the Special Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division continues to investigate the case.
On June 30, 1981, at approximately 8:05 a.m., police responded to a report that there was a vehicle left running in front of 2454 John Street in Halifax with a man slumped across the front seat. Officers found 43-year-old Vincent Griffin deceased in his vehicle. Vincent’s vehicle, a maroon 1977 dodge two-door hardtop, had been observed in the area shortly after midnight.
Investigators believe that there are people who have information that could help solve Vincent’s murder. We hope that the passage of time will encourage them to do the right thing and come forward with what they know. It is never too late to come forward and the smallest piece of information may be just what is needed to progress the investigation.
Investigators ask anyone with information about Vincent’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.
Vincent’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 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.