Southwest Nova RCMP Major Crime continue to investigate murder of Donnie Lohnes

Syed Azam

Today marks 2 years since Donnie Lohnes was attacked and robbed in Pine Grove.

On October 25, 2020, 57-year-old Donald (Donnie) Derrick Lohnes was attacked near a home on Jippie Ave. in Pine Grove. Donnie later died from the injuries he sustained during the attack. His death was determined to be a homicide.

RCMP investigators continue to ask the public for information to assist in solving this crime. Donnie’s case has been added to the Nova Scotia Reward for Major Unsolved Crimes Program, which offers up to $150,000 for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in certain cases. The Provincial Rewards line is 1-888-710-9090.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact Southwest Nova Major Crime Unit at 902-365-3120. If you would like to remain anonymous you can contact Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). A secure web tip can be submitted at or use the P3 Tips App.

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