July 17, 2014 4:24 pm

Calgary Police decline help from public in search for missing family

Police search a property north of Calgary.

Jenna Bridges/Global News

CALGARY- Police continue to scour locations in and around Calgary, in hopes of bringing closure to the family of a five-year-old and his grandparents who disappeared last month.

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Nathan O’Brien and Kathryn and Alvin Liknes are presumed dead after vanishing from the Liknes’ Parkhill home. Douglas Garland, 54, now faces murder charges in connection with their deaths, despite their bodies not being found.

Investigators say they have a 30 day search plan in effect, but cannot share details with the public to protect the integrity of the investigation. They say they are systematically searching locations in hopes of finding evidence, with the support of RCMP and provincially sanctioned search organizations.

The Calgary Police Service says it no longer requires help from the public, just one day after controversy erupted over a search that was planned by volunteers near Airdrie. However, they are still asking rural property owners to keep an eye out for anything suspicious.

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