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Joshua Miller, seen in a photo released by police, has not been seen since he got out of a cab in February in the east end of St. John's. (RNC)

The mystery of a young man who disappeared in St. John's last winter has extended down Newfoundand's Avalon Peninsula, although police say they have not found any evidence Joshua Miller wound up on the Southern Shore. 

Miller, 20, was last seen in February, when he was spending a night downtown with friends. 

Friends say that after Miller became entangled in a bar fight, he was put in a cab that dropped him off in the Stavanger Drive area of the east end. 

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary said after receiving new information about the case, it used a police dog to search an area of Mobile last Thursday. 

"The search provided negative results," the RNC said in a statement. 

"As this remains an ongoing investigation the RNC will not be discussing the nature of the information that was received at this point." 

Police, though, renewed a call for anyone with information that may be useful to contact the RNC or call the anonymous Crime Stoppers line at 1-800-222-8477.