An aerial search for missing Mount Allison University student Christopher Metallic has been cancelled.
The RCMP had planned search an area on Friday where an item believed to belong to Metallic was recently discovered.
But officers have confirmed the item did not belong to Metallic, said Const. Damien Thériault.
Metallic was last seen Nov. 25 leaving a house party on Allison Street in Sackville.
The RCMP searched the area for several days with a helicopter, police dog and a team of divers.
With no new clues or information as to Metallic's whereabouts, the active search was called off on Dec. 4.
However, Metallic's family had been in touch with police about an item they found, said Thériault.
He declined to say what the item was or where it was located.
But the family believed it might be something Metallic was carrying with him the night he disappeared.
The RCMP had taken the item as evidence and planned to conduct an aerial search of the area where the item was located as soon as possible.
Metallic's parents offered a $5,000 reward when the university student went missing.
Metallic, who is originally from Listuguj First Nation in Quebec, is described as being aboriginal, six feet tall, 180 pounds, with short dark hair and glasses.