By Haley Ryan - Metro Halifax
HALIFAX - Police are turning to the public for information on the murder of Judy Geraldine Parks, to understand what happened to the 14-year-old girl many years ago.
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Wednesday marked the 37th anniversary of when police found Parks’ body in a wooded area off Highway 103 near Timberlea.
“The goal of this is to solve what happened to Judy, but also more so to give closure to the family,” said RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Scott MacRae.
Police say Parks had been reported missing by her family on July 11, 1976. She was living on Keating Road in Halifax at the time, and was last seen on the evening of July 10.
Although it’s been nearly four decades since Parks’ death, MacRae said the passage of time presents an opportunity for someone to come forward who didn’t want to before.
“Maybe people will have a change of mind or … some sort of reasoning for now coming forth, and it’s better late than never,” MacRae said.
The case is also part of the province’s reward program, where anyone who submits information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for Parks’ murder could receive up to $150,000.
Those with information are asked to contact any RCMP office, Halifax Regional Police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.