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COLD CASE: 26 years after disappearance, Kevin Martin’s murder remains unsolved

Flowers were placed in a gazebo where last year a bench was placed in memory of Kevin Martin. This year marks the 26th anniversary of his disappearance.
Flowers were placed last year in a gazebo where a bench was installed in memory of Kevin Martin. This year marks the 26th anniversary of his disappearance. - Adam MacInnis
STELLARTON, N.S. —

Because of COVID-19 restrictions, Kevin Martin’s family wasn’t able to travel from P.E.I. to Pictou County to remember him on May 19, like they have in years past. But he wasn’t forgotten.

Friends of the family stepped up to make sure he was remembered in the town where 26 years ago he went missing. They hung baskets of flowers in a gazebo in Stellarton where a bench was placed last year in his memory and also placed flowers at his gravesite.

Kevin was 13 the day in May 1994 that he went missing from his house on MacKay Street in Stellarton. On Nov. 13, 2000, commercial loggers working in the Burnside area of Colchester County discovered his remains in a shallow grave. Physical evidence found at the scene established that his death was a homicide, but police have never been able to determine who did it.

If you have any information on this or any other unsolved crime please contact the Stellarton Police Service at 902-752-6160 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or text TIP162 plus your message to 274637.

Bonnie Thomas, Kevin’s mother, said she hopes to return to Pictou County on July 19 to deliver donations collected in Kevin’s memory for Scotia Glen Camp.

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