HALIFAX – The province hopes to bring closure to the family and friends of 34-year-old Terry Marriott Jr. by offering a reward for information that could solve his homicide.
The province will offer a cash award of up to $150,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for the death of Marriott. The cash award comes from the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program.
Shortly after 5 p.m. on Feb. 20, 2009, police were dispatched to a home on Whitehead Road, Harrietsfield, after receiving a 911 call. Upon arrival, it was determined that Marriott had been shot. He later died as a result of his injuries. The police investigation revealed that Marriott had been with friends at the home shortly before the shooting.
"The loss of life is always tragic and we must do what we can to find answers and ensure justice is served," said Justice Minister Ross Landry. "To do this we need the public's help. Remember, any piece of information, no matter how small, could lead us in the right direction."
"Investigators in the HRP/RCMP Major Crime Unit believe that people have information surrounding the details of Terry Marriott Jr.'s death," said Halifax Regional Police Chief Jean-Michel Blais. "As is the case with many homicide files, we require community support to further our investigation. We need people to break the code of silence by either calling police, Crime Stoppers or the Major Unsolved Crimes Program."
Anyone with information regarding the homicide of Terry Marriott Jr. can call the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program toll-free at 1-888-710-9090.
Those who come forward with information will be expected to provide their name and contact information. In addition, they may be called to testify in court. All calls to the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program will be recorded.
The program was launched in October 2006 as an additional tool to help police gather information on unsolved crimes. There are now 67 cases in the program.
For more information on this case and others visit www.gov.ns.ca/just.