July 10, 2014 9:10 am
Updated: July 11, 2014 12:28 pm

Police focus on Calgary landfill as search for missing family continues


CALGARY – Calgary Police are focusing on a new search area, as they continue to probe the sudden disappearance of a five-year-old boy and his grandparents.

Nathan O’Brien and his grandparents, Alvin and Kathryn Liknes, haven’t been seen or heard from since Sunday, June 29th.

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Timeline: Missing Calgary family Nathan O’Brien, Alvin and Kathryn Liknes

On Wednesday, police began to search the Spy Hill Landfill in northwest Calgary. Sources tell Global News that they do not have any specific information that led them there, but they are looking through the waste as a precaution.

Police and RCMP have been searching a rural acreage north of Calgary for five straight days, after seizing a Ford 150 which matched the description of a vehicle caught on CCTV near the Liknes’ home on the night they disappeared. 54-year-old Douglas Garland lives on the property, and has been named as a person of interest in the case.

He will be released from custody on Friday, as long as he provides an address where he will be living.

Meantime, EMS joined investigators at Garland’s home, in case the hot weather proved problematic for those scouring the property. The Airdrie Fire Department was also called in case any chemicals were discovered, which police say is quite common with farm land.


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