The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary says its latest search over the weekend for a missing St. John's man turned up nothing.

Const. Steve Curnew said a ground search team with more than 40 people did not find the body of Joshua Miller, despite weekend efforts that were concentrated in the heavily wooded area of Larkhall Street to Mount Scio Road on Saturday.

"We regret to say nothing was found during that search," Curnew said.

Police said on Friday that it had received new information in the case of the missing man who has not been seen since Feb. 10, 2013. He was 20 years old when he went missing.


Joshua Miller went missing in February 2013 after spending a night in downtown St. John's with friends. Miller, 20, was last seen wearing a T-shirt and jeans. (CBC )

"In this instance, they re-investigated, or re-spoke to someone close to Josh, provided information saying that he frequents this... general area, from time to time," Curnew said. 

"It wasn't something that was searched originally, but this new information lead us to the ground search."

The square-kilometre search was supposed to have lasted through the weekend, but Curnew said it was concluded in one day.

Curnew said the RNC will continue its search.

"It's very rare to have a disappearance such as this without a trace," he said.

"It's still an active investigation, and we're still pleading for information."

Curnew said a tip line has now been established, and anyone with any information about Miller's whereabouts is asked to call: 709-729-8800.

Last seen

Miller was last seen by his friends during a night downtown when they put him in a cab. 

A cab driver then last had contact with Miller after he got out of the taxi on Blue Puttees Drive, in the Stavanger Drive area, in the east end of St. John's.

Miller was said to have been wearing just a T-shirt and pants at the time. 

Previous search efforts near Stavanger Drive and on the Southern Shore over the last 16 months have not provided any credible information about what happened to Miller or where he may be.