Police still believe there are people out there who know more than they’re willing to tell in the murder of Jason MacCullough.
Saturday will mark the 11th anniversary of the killing that saw the 19-year-old victim shot in the back of the head from point-blank range while walking home on Pinecrest Drive in Dartmouth.
MacCullough was using a well-known shortcut when he was shot at 2:30 a.m. on Aug. 28, 1999. Police believe the killing was a random incident, as they don’t believe the victim was involved in any type of criminal activity.
“We believe there are people out there that have information that would be critical to this investigation and are not bringing this information to police,” said police spokesman Const. Brian Palmeter.
Police claim there were several people in the area at the time of the murder, and according to a release issued on Thursday, they “strongly believe they were witnesses to the crime.”
Palmeter said the case has been assigned to the cold case unit, but adds, “it is routinely reviewed and information we do receive is acted on immediately.”
Last week, Metro spoke to Jason’s mother, Carolyn MacCullough, after police made an arrest in the nearly five-year-old cold case involving the murder of Timberlea schoolteacher Paula Gallant.
MacCullough said “they were still behind the cops” in relation to her son’s case and “know they’re doing what they can.”
She also said the family will keep waiting for new insights into their son’s case until the very end.