Police continue to investigate the murder of Christine McLean


Twenty years ago the body of 27-year-old Christine Marjorie McLean was discovered. She was found lying in bushes a short distance from a gravel road leading to the new water treatment construction site located off Highway 7 in Cherrybrook.

The investigation revealed that McLean had been reported missing to Halifax Regional Police on April 14, 1998. That she had last been seen alive on April 4, 1998. Evidence at the scene indicated that she was killed at some other location. Her body was transported to the above location and dumped there by the suspect(s). Police believe there are persons who have information that could result in an arrest and possible charges.

“Someone knows what happened to Christine twenty years ago,” says Cpl. Troy Murray of the Cold Case Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division. “It’s time to come forward and talk with police.”

This homicide has been added to the Nova Scotia Reward for Major Unsolved Crimes Program, which offers up to $150,000 for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in certain cases. For more information on the rewards program, visit: https://novascotia.ca/just/Public_Safety/Rewards/.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the Homicide Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division at 902-490-5333. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can also contact Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit tips by Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca. Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash award.