July 19, 2014 8:20 pm

Calgary Police search ‘high probability’ areas for missing family


WATCH ABOVE: (Jul 19, 2014) It’s been nearly three weeks since Nathan O’Brien and his grandparents Alvin and Kathy Liknes vanished, and a member of the family is part of the search for their bodies. Nancy Hixt reports.

Police are guiding three search teams from Calgary and surrounding areas to look for a missing Calgary family on Saturday.

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Search teams are combing through so called “high probability areas” for five-year-old Nathan O’Brien and his grandparents, Alvin and Kathryn Liknes. The trio vanished from the Liknes’ Parkhill home late last month.

On Saturday morning, Calgary Search and Rescue met with police at the Ag Centre in Airdrie before separating into different search groups.

On Friday, divers searched a pond near the acreage where Douglas Garland, the man accused in connection with their disappearance, lives.

Garland faces three murder charges in connection with the family’s disappearance.

Global News has learned that Garland is currently on suicide watch at the Calgary Remand Centre.

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