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Halifax, Nova Scotia - The Government of the Province of Nova Scotia is offering rewards of up to one hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($150,000) for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the murder of Vincent Pius GRIFFIN.
On June 30, 1981, at approximately 8:05 a.m., police responded to a report from a resident of John Street, Halifax, that there was a vehicle left running in front of 2454 John Street, with a male slumped across the front seat. Upon police arrival, the victim, 43 year old Vincent Griffin, was discovered deceased in his vehicle, having been the victim of a murder.
The investigation revealed the victim died as a result of injuries he received to the head and the neck area. The victim's vehicle, a maroon 1977 dodge, 2 door hardtop, had been observed in the area shortly after midnight. Police believe there are persons who have information that could result in an arrest and possible charges.
Any person with information regarding the person(s) responsible for the murder of Vincent Pius GRIFFIN should call the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program at 1-888-710-9090.
The events of August 12th, 1989
[The Reader's Digest] 2002:
A happy, well-adjusted Dalhousie University undergrad, Kimberly was working for the summer as a cashier at the store. Her sister, her sister's boyfriend and Kimberly's boyfriend were to pick her up when she finished work at five.
But it was a quiet day at the store, and Kimberly's supervisor told her that she could punch out early. It wouldn't have been unusual for Kimberly to walk home on such a beautiful afternoon. The store was about a 15-minute walk from the apartment where she lived with her two sisters.
When they left to pick her up, Kimberly's sister and friends drove the same route to the store that she would have taken had she walked home. There was no sign of her.
Intelligent, outgoing, well liked at work, Kimberly was her usual upbeat self the day she went missing. Her father, Cyril, a retired RCMP officer, says that she longed to get the silver braces removed from her teeth. She would never have missed the appointment with her dentist that was to have taken place three days after she disappeared.
Possible Sightings (shortly after her shift ended)
[Halifax Regional Police]:
She was last seen at the Gardenia Flower Shop in Penhorn Mall in Dartmouth. She was identified by an employee at the flower shop as having bought a balloon and a rose. At the time of her disappearance, she was wearing pleated, ankle-length navy cotton slacks with slash pockets in front and one pocket in the back, a white, short-sleeved "Esprit" t-shirt with red and green squares, a navy cotton oversize cardigan, and jade green flat-heeled slip-on loafers.
The police have conducted hundreds of interviews, several polygraph tests, and have even followed tips from psychics who contacted the department.
Anyone with information on Kimberly's disappearance is asked to contact police at 902-490-5016. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
The Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program is offering a cash reward of up to $150,000 for information in Kimberly's disappearance. They can be contacted at 1-888-710-9090.
On August 21, 2000, at approximately 1:20 pm, police responded to a report of a death at 3628 Windsor Street, Halifax, NS. Upon police arrival, the victim, Donald David Snelgrove, was found deceased in the livingroom of his Windsor Street apartment.
The investigation revealed that he had been assaulted some time prior to his death, and this assault was a contributing factor in his death. Police have information about an alleged disturbance and assault, of which Mr. Snelgrove was the victim, which occurred on Romans Avenue, Friday, August 18, 2000. Police are also interested in speaking to anyone who may have seen his 1988 grey Plymouth Reliant in the area at the time of this disturbance and assault.
Any person with information regarding the person(s) responsible for the murder of Donald David Snelgrove 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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Andrea was last heard from on January 1, 1992, when she called a family member in British Columbia from the Halifax International Airport, to advise them that she arrived safely and that she would call them back the following day with an address where she would be staying. This was the last time that anyone heard from the victim.
January 4, 1992, the victim's family reported Andrea missing, and an extensive missing person investigation was conducted.
On December 22, 1992, the skeletal remains of Andrea King was located in a wooded area approximately 200 feet from the end of a dead-end street in the Sackville Business Park. It was determined that Andrea had been murdered.
During a 1997 re-investigation of the 1989 disappearance of another young woman, Kimberly McAndrew, police identified a former Halifax sex offender as a prime suspect. During a sex offender treatment program, the man, Andrew Paul Johnson, had been asked to write an essay about a sexual assault from the point of view of the victim. Johnson's essay was a chilling account of McAndrew's rape and murder.
At the time, DNA testing wasn't sophisticated enough to positively connect the murder dots from Johnson to McAndrew or King, and police themselves lost interest after a B.C. court declared Johnson a dangerous offender in 2001.
This case is still unsolved.