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Unsolved Homicide of Jonathan Reader


Jonathan Reader

Jonathan Reader

Halifax, Nova Scotia — The Government of the Province of Nova Scotia is offering rewards of up to $150,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the murder of Jonathan Reader.

At approximately 04:10 am on August 7, 2005 Jonathan Reader was found lying in the roadway at the intersection of Radcliffe Drive and Dunbrack Street in Halifax. Reader was unconscious and bleeding and was transported to hospital by ambulance where he died a short time later.

Autopsy determined that Reader was the victim of a homicide inflicted by blunt force trauma and police believe that the incident occurred at the location he was found.


The investigation has revealed that Mr. Reader had been in the downtown of Halifax and attended the Pacifico Bar and Grill with some friends and left at approximately 01:57 am with a female who has not been identified to this point. Jonathan Reader was last observed to be by himself at approximately 03:20 am on Dutch Village Road walking toward Lacewood Drive in Halifax.

Any person with information regarding the person(s) responsible for the murder of Jonathan Reader should call the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program at 1-888-710-9090.

The reward is payable in Canadian funds and will be apportioned as deemed just by the Minister of Justice for the Province of Nova Scotia. Employees of law enforcement and correctional agencies are not eligible to collect this reward.

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Random violent crime seems less common. There are definitely people caught in the wrong place at the wrong time that end up victims, but generally the serious assaults/stabbings are between people known to each other.

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