Rawdon homicide added to provincial rewards program

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RAWDON: The RCMP and the province are adding the homicide of Laura Ross to the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program.

The program offers up to $150,000 to anyone who shares information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the crime.

“The family continues to suffer in the wake of this horrific death, they deserve closure,” said Justice Minister Mark Furey. “I join the investigators in asking anyone with information about this crime to please come forward.”

On April 3, 2017, the body of 27-year-old Laura Ross was found in a burned-out garage on her property in South Rawdon, Hants Co. Investigators with the RCMP’s Northeast Nova Major Crime Unit determined the fire had been intentionally set and the cause of death was ruled a homicide.

“The death of Laura Ross had a significant impact on the community of South Rawdon. The RCMP continues to work towards piecing the facts together to bring closure to the family and justice for Laura,” says Insp. Lynn Young, officer in charge of the Nova Scotia RCMP Major Crimes Unit. “There is no piece of information that is too small to be of value – please call us if you can help.”

Investigators believe there are people who have information that they have not shared with the police. Anyone with information should call the program at 1-888-710-9090.

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

The rewards program launched in October 2006 as an additional tool to help police gather information on unsolved crimes. Since its inception, two full rewards of $150,000 and one partial reward of $100,000 have been paid out by the program.

For more information about this case and others, visit http://novascotia.ca/just/Public_Safety/Rewards/