News release

Halifax Missing Persons Case Added to Rewards Program

The missing persons case of Devon Sinclair Marsman has been added to the government’s major crimes reward program.

A reward of up to $150,000 is available for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the disappearance of Devon, then 16, who was reported missing by family members on March 4.

Devon was last seen on February 24 in the Halifax area and since that time has not been in contact with anyone. He is described as an African Nova Scotian youth, about five feet tall and 100 pounds, with blue-green eyes and short dark hair. When last seen, he was wearing a hooded sweater and jeans.

Investigators believe people may have information that could result in Devon being located.

“We urge anyone with information about this missing teenager to reach out to the rewards program,” said Brad Johns, Attorney General and Minister of Justice. “Investigators are asking for the public’s help on behalf of his family.”

Anyone with information should call the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program at 1-888-710-9090. People who come forward with information must provide their name and contact information and may be called to testify in court. All calls will be recorded.

Anyone with information who prefers to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers of Nova Scotia at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Quick Facts:

  • the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program is an additional tool to help police gather information on unsolved crimes
  • the reward is payable in Canadian funds and will be allocated as deemed just by the Minister of Justice for the Province of Nova Scotia
  • including this case, there are now 111 active cases in the program
  • five cash awards have been paid out since the program started in 2006
  • employees of law enforcement and correctional agencies are not eligible to collect this reward

Additional Resources:

A photo of Devon Marsman and details about the case are available at: