Nova Scotia

Barkhouse killer sought 30 years on

Nova Scotia is offering $150,000 to anyone who can help solve the 30-year-old homicide of Jason Robert Barkhouse.

Nova Scotia is offering $150,000 to anyone who can help solve the 30-year-old homicide of Jason Robert Barkhouse.

The case is the latest unsolved homicide in Nova Scotia's cash reward program.

Barkhouse, 27, died after he was severely beaten in his home in East Dalhousie, Kings County, early on June 26, 1980.

The attacker who broke into the house also assaulted a woman.

Police determined that Barkhouse had been assaulted several weeks before his death.

The Department of Justice is offering up to $150,000 for information that leads to an arrest and conviction. Anyone who comes forward must give their name and contact information, and could be called to testify in court.

"Some information may now seem insignificant. But that seemingly insignificant piece of information could have a big impact on getting justice for Mr. Barkhouse and his family," Justice Minister Ross Landry said in a release.

There are now 61 cases in the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program. The homicides and missing-person cases go back to 1955.