50-year-old cold case added to Reward for Major Unsolved Crimes Program

The murder of an 81-year-old man fifty years ago has been added to the Nova Scotia Reward for Major Unsolved Crimes Program.

Police responded to the death of 81-year-old Newton Harold Boutlier at 10:45 a.m. on January 7th, 1968 on Highway 33 in French Village.

Boutlier was found dead in his home, which was also a small general store he owned and operated daily between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m., except on Sundays.

Sergeant Jared Harding, of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division's Cold Case Unit, says they believe someone has information that could move the investigation forward.

Anyone with information regarding those responsible for the murder of Newton Harold Boutlier is asked to call the Cold Case Unit or Crime Stoppers.