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Project KARE taskforce searching river valley

Project KARE is conducting a planned search of the Edmonton river valley.

According to an RCMP news release, the search has nothing to do with missing soldier Master Cpl. Richard Curnow, but the investigation into a high risk missing persons case.

The search is scheduled to go from May 9 to May 11, 2011 in the Heneritta Muir Edwards Park.

“Information has been received by Kare investigators to indicate that the park may have potential evidence in relation to an ongoing Project Kare investigation,” said RCMP spokesman Sgt. Tim Taniguchi.

Parts of the park have been shut down to the public while the search is conducted.

An area between the the foot bridge from the Muttart Conservatory to the park and the closure of the foot bridge between downtown and the park, and the pathways between the Edmonton Queen and 96 A Street have been cordoned off with police tape.

"The search will take time." Taniguchi said. "We’re talking about a treed area. Some terrain that is inclined. And we have to look at the search and do a throrough search."

In addition to Project KARE officers, members of the Canadian Search Dog Association, the RCMP Special Tactical Operations, Edmonton Police Service Officers, and a Forensic Identification Unit have been called in to assist with the search.

Project KARE is a taskforce set up between the RCMP and Edmonton city police.

The taskforce is currently investigating the cases of numerous missing or murdered people, including 13 prostitutes.

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