© Star file photo
Corner Brook RNC Sgt. Brad Saint heads up the trail behind Quince Place during a search of the area on Aug. 10.
A tip that lead to a two-day search by the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary in an area behind Quince Place proved unproductive, according to the police.
Police have been tight-lipped about the nature of what the tip was or what they were investigating. No details were released on what the search was an attempt to uncover. Police, at the time, said it was linked to the possibility of a crime that took place in September 2010.
“Our members conducted this action in response to information received as part of an ongoing investigation,” Mosher said this week. “The purpose of the search was to determine the validity of that information.”
A month after the investigation, Sgt. Tim Buckle said the search in the Dunfield Park area uncovered something, but it was uncertain whether it was significant. Police were waiting to hear back from assisting agencies, including a pathology report.
Const. Scott Mosher said unknown bone fragments — believed to belong to an animal — were recovered during the search last August, but were not related to the investigation.
The search did not reveal any information or evidence to corroborate the information received, so the tip was deemed unproductive in furthering the investigation, according to the officer.
“As it stands now, the investigation is still active however investigative leads have been exhausted and no criminal charges are expected as a result,” Mosher said.
Both Bay of Islands and Deer Lake Search and Rescue members assisted in the search.