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Sunday, August 30, 2009 03:59 PM

Prince George, B.C.- The search of a 5 acre property on Pinewood Road in the District of Isle Pierre is over.
Although RCMP are not saying if they have found anything on the site, in a release they comment “It typically takes some time for investigators to determine the significance of any items collected.”
During the course of the search, two dogs trained to find human remains indicated there were spots on the property which needed further investigation, and those sites were examined. RCMP also    examined sites which special equipment identified as   having “anomalies”.
Investigators will continue following up the more than 100 tips they have received from the public.
They have yet to identify the male believed to have information on   Nicole Hoar’s whereabouts after June 21st, in 2002.    The 25 year old tree planter was last seen that night at a Mr. G’s on Gauthier Road as she hitch hiked to Smithers.
The man police wish to talk to is described as being in his 50’s in 2002. He is a Caucasian male, who had long dark hair, thin face, sunken eyes, scruffy appearance and a   jagged scar on  his neck.
The warrant to search the property expires tonight, and the current property owners will be allowed to return home this evening. Corporal Annie Linteau says there was no need to extend the warrant although such an extension would have been requested had investigators   believed there was a need to do so.
In addition to searching the property which was once owned by Leland Vincent Switzer, police searched a nearby site which appears to be an unauthorized dumpsite. From that site they seized a yellow pick up truck. While ownership of the vehicle has not been disclosed, Switzer told police in a 2004   interview that he owned such a vehicle.   He drove the yellow pick up to that August 31st,   2004  interview with   investigators.   Switzer is serving a life sentence for the second degree murder of his brother Irvin    on June 23rd, 2002. He shot his brother on their parent’s property just two days after Nicole disappeared.
In a release issued this hour, RCMP say, they “will continue to investigate the 2002 disappearance of Nicole Hoar as well as the disappearance or homicide of the other 17 women whose circumstances have been the focus of E-Pana investigators. Investigators have conducted an extensive review of all investigations and feel that all are progressing very well. Investigators are hopeful that they will one day be able to give all victim families the closure that they are hoping for.”
RCMP continue to invite anyone who has any information on the disappearance of Nicole Hoar or the homicide/disappearance of all 18 women to contact the "E" Division Provincial Unsolved Homicide tip line at 1-877-543-4822, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or your local police department.

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