Today marks the 20th anniversary of the murder of Donald David Snelgrove and the Special Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division continues to investigate the case.
On August 21, 2000, at approximately 1:20 p.m., police responded to a report of a death at an apartment building in the 3600 block of Windsor Street in Halifax. Officers found Donald Snelgrove deceased in the living room of his apartment.
The investigation revealed that Donald had been assaulted some time prior to his death, and this assault was a contributing factor in his death. Investigators have information that Donald was allegedly the victim of an assault that occurred during a disturbance on Romans Avenue in Halifax sometime after 9 p.m. on Friday, August 18, 2000. Investigators are interested in speaking to anyone who may have seen Donald’s 1988 grey Plymouth Reliant in the area at the time of this disturbance and assault.
Investigators believe there are people who have information that could help solve Donald’s murder and we hope that the passage of time will encourage them to do the right thing and come forward with what they know. It is never too late to come forward and the smallest piece of information may be just what is needed to progress the investigation.
Investigators ask anyone with information about Donald’s murder to contact police at 902-490-5016. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip using the P3 Tips App.
Donald’s case is part of the Nova Scotia Department of Justice Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program which offers cash rewards of up to $150,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person(s) responsible for specified major unsolved crimes. Callers must contact the Rewards Program at 1-888-710-9090, must provide their name and contact information, and may be called to testify in court. All calls will be recorded. The amount of the award will be based on the investigative value of the information provided.