The family of Christopher Metallic is continuing to search for the missing Mount Allison University student on Thursday with the help of cadaver dogs that were brought in from Ottawa.
Metallic, 20, has not been seen since Nov. 25, following a house party in Sackville. The RCMP searched the area for several days with a helicopter, police dog and a team of divers.
Now that the RCMP have completed their ground searches in upper Sackville, the family is organizing their own.
"They're focusing on that area to look, if they can find him in the grass or something because we don't know where else he would be," she said.
The search is being performed by members of the Tri-County Ground Search and Rescue as well as volunteers with the Ottawa Valley Search and Rescue Dog Association, who are bringing specially trained search dogs, including cadaver dogs.
Murray Isaac, the missing student’s stepfather, said the Ottawa volunteers are donating their time, and his family is paying their expenses.
"They're very reputable in Ontario, they're certified OPP recovery dogs," he said.
The dogs are searching a marshy area where RCMP found flip-flops that Metallic was wearing.
Metallic’s mother said her family will do whatever it can to find her son.
"I don't want to go home until I find him. We're not giving up," she said.
Metallic's parents are offering a $5.000 reward, they hope anyone with any information will come forward.
Christopher 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.