Halifax Regional Police continue to urge the individuals they believe were around at the time of Jason MacCullough’s death to come forward with what they know.

Friday marked the 10th anniversary of MacCullough’s murder. The 19-year-old’s body was found on a paved path between 100 and 104 Pinecrest Drive in Dartmouth at about 2:30 a.m. on Aug. 28, 1999. He was shot in the back of the head from point-blank range.

Police believe the murder was a random act, as all indications point to the victim not being involved in any type of criminal activity. It's thought MacCullough was walking through the area on his way home and was using a well-known shortcut between the buildings.


“Investigators believe there were several people in the area at the time of the homicide and strongly believe they were witnesses to the crime,” a police release issued Friday said.

The province’s Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes continues to offer $150,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for MacCullough’s murder.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the HRP/RCMP Integrated Crime Unit at 490-5333. People can also phone Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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