Digby Homicide Case Added to Rewards Program

Department of Justice

June 28, 2017 1:17 PM

The homicide of Lynda Anne Comeau has been added to the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program.

"Any loss of life is extremely difficult for families, and they want answers and closure," said Justice Minister Mark Furey. "As a former law enforcement officer, I know how important it is that you speak with police and share what information you may have about this crime."

On Sept. 1, 2016, at 3 p.m., the Digby RCMP received a call for assistance at a residence on Fort Point Road, Weymouth North. The body of Lynda Comeau was discovered within the residence. It was determined that Ms. Comeau’s death resulted from an injury and the manner of the death was ruled a homicide.

"We want to continue to investigate Lynda’s death," said Sgt. Bill Raaymakers, RCMP SouthWest Nova Major Crime Unit. "We hope that by adding this case to the rewards program, it will encourage someone to do the right thing and come forward with information, no piece of information is too small."

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. The program provides up to $150,000 to anyone who shares information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for these homicides. For more information about this case and others, visit http://novascotia.ca/just/Public_Safety/Rewards/.


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     R-C-M-P and the provincial government are asking the public

to share any information in the death of Lynda Anne Comeau of

Weymouth North, Digby County. She was found dead in a residence

on Fort Point Road on September 1st, 2016.

     Justice Minister Mark Furey says it is important that

people tell police if they know anything about this crime.

     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. The program offers up to

150-thousand dollars for information leading to the arrest and

conviction of the person or people responsible for this and

other homicides.

     Those who come forward with information must provide their

name and contact information.

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              Cpl. Dal Hutchinson
              Nova Scotia RCMP
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