The London Police Service is offering a $25,000 reward for information on the killing of a 29-year-old man last year.

Chief Brad Duncan announced the reward at a news conference on Tuesday for “information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Jonathan Zak.”

Zak was found dead on May 31, 2012 after emergency services received a call about a man in medical distress near a footpath that runs through Northeast Park near Boullee Street and Victoria Street.

He was found with no vital signs and suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead after being transported to hospital.

Duncan says “This is absolutely a solvable case…We have a young man, totally innocent, in the wrong place at the wrong time, who is murdered.”

London police say officers have been actively investigating the murder, but witnesses in the case have so far been reluctant to step forward.

Duncan and the primary investigator, Det. Amanda Pfeffer, spoke at the press conference on Tuesday. Zak’s mother was also there.

Pfeffer read a statement from Zak’s mother, “His sudden and unexplainable death were so shocking it is hard to fathom. His dedication to his family and friends defied logic…He is my angel and I wish for him peace in the next life.”

Zak was killed three days before his 30th birthday.

The payment of the full reward, or a portion, will be a decision made by the London Police Service.

Anyone with information can contact Pfeffer at 519-630-0539 or Det.-Sgt. Paul Waight at 519-200-0729 or email