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Corner Brook RNC Sgt. Brad Saint heads up the trail behind Quince Place during a search of the area on Aug. 10.
CORNER BROOK The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary is still not saying much, but has confirmed that something was found during its search of an area near Dunfield Park a month ago.
The police were tight-lipped after a two-day search of an area behind Quince Place concluded, saying at the time that it would not discuss what happened during the search.
When asked recently for an update on the investigation, Sgt. Tim Buckle did indicate the search turned up something. He told The Western Star that the RNC was waiting to hear back from assisting agencies, including a report from a pathologist, about the nature of what exactly was found during the search.
“Whether we found anything or not is the issue,” Sgt. Buckle said.
Buckle could not project any sort of a timeline for when the police expected to hear back from the agencies it has been waiting on.
During and immediately after the search, conducted Aug. 10-11, the RNC said the search for potential evidence had resulted from information received with respect to the possibility of a crime that would have allegedly taken place in September 2010.
The RNC was assisted in the effort by volunteer members of both Bay of Islands Search and Rescue and Deer Lake Search and Rescue.
With the investigation ongoing, police are still saying little else.
“We can’t discuss any of the information in regard to the investigation because, at this point, we don’t want to jeopardize individuals’ reputations,” said Buckle. “The report we received and the information we received potentially could be unfounded, but we have an obligation to follow up and determine whether there is anything there we can pursue further.”