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 Newton Harold BOUTILIER.
On January 7, 1968, at 10:45 a.m., police responded to a report of a death of an 81 year old male identified as Newton Harold Boutilier of French Village. Upon police arrival, the victim, Mr. Boutilier, was found deceased in his residence, which also served as a small general store, which he owned and operated on Highway #33, 19.7 miles from Halifax. Mr. Boutilier had been murdered at this location.
The investigation revealed the victim was unmarried and kept to himself. He usually opened his general store everyday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m., except Sunday’s when the store was closed.
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 Newton Harold BOUTILIER 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.