Help police solve homicide of Doug Keating Halifax 20 years ago

Police continue to investigate murder of Douglas Keating

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the murder of Douglas Keating and and the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division continues to investigate the case.

Douglas’ body was discovered by two pedestrians near the water tower behind 299 Main Avenue in Halifax around 10:50 a.m. on September 2, 2000. The investigation revealed that he had been assaulted and died of blunt force trauma. It is believed that Douglas was assaulted elsewhere, and his body was moved to where he was later found. Douglas was last seen alive the night before in the Fairview area.


Investigators believe there are people who have information that could help solve Douglas’ murder and we hope that the passage of time encourages them to do the right thing and share what they know with police. It is never too late to come forward and the smallest piece of information may be just what is needed to progress the investigation into Douglas’ murder.

Anyone with information is asked 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  or texting a tip using the P3 Tips App.


This case is part of the Nova Scotia Department of Justice for Major Unsolved Crimes Program, which offers cash rewards of up to $150,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the 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.