Colchester County Homicide Case Added to Rewards Program

Department of Justice

March 16, 2017 1:16 PM

The RCMP and the provincial government are offering up to
$150,000 for information about the murder of an elderly Colchester County man.

The homicide of Elmer Yuill in 1991 has been added to the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program.

"Families who have lost loved ones to violence deserve answers," said Justice Minister Diana Whalen. "I urge anyone with information about this crime to tell police what they know."

In the early morning of Oct. 26, one or more people hid in the loft of Mr. Yuill’s barn in Beaverbrook and shot him two times as he tended his cows. Mr. Yuill was discovered by an employee face down on the barn floor.

"We believe there are people with critical information in relation to Mr. Yuill's death and adding it to the program is one more investigative tool we can use to help track down that information," said Cpl. Calvin Byard, Northeast Nova Major Crimes Unit. "Our goal is to find the person or persons responsible to bring them before the court and provide long-awaited answers to the family."

Anyone with information that could result in an arrest and possible charges should call the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program at 1-888-710-9090.

Those who come forward with information must provide their name and contact information. They may be called to testify in court. All calls will be recorded.

The Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program was launched in October 2006 as an additional tool to help police gather information on unsolved crimes. For more information about this case and others, visit http://novascotia.ca/just/Public_Safety/Rewards/.


FOR BROADCAST USE:     
     
     R-C-M-P and the provincial government are offering up to

150-thousand dollars for information about the murder of Elmer

Yuill of Colchester County.

     In the early morning of October 26th, 1991, Mr. Yuill was

shot twice in his barn in Beaverbrook and discovered by an

employee.

     Justice Minister Diana Whalen urges anyone with information

about the crime to tell police what they know.

     Anyone with information that could result in an arrest and

possible charges should call the Rewards for Major Unsolved

Crimes Program at 1-888-710-9090.

     Those who come forward with information must provide their

name and contact information.

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Media Contacts: Sarah Gillis
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                Cpl. Dal Hutchinson
                Nova Scotia RCMP
                Cell: 902-830-5695
                Email: Dal.hutchinson@rcmp-grc.gc.ca