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Massive search held for Calgary man near Beiseker

An unprecedented full-scale search conducted just west of Beiseker, Alta., for a Calgary man who went missing in February came to an end Sunday without closure.

Ryan Lane has been missing since February

More than 100 people scoured the fields west of Beiseker looking for Ryan Lane. (Meghan Grant/CBC)
Ryan Lane, 24, was last seen in the early hours of Feb. 7 in the 5200 block of Country Hills Boulevard N.W. (Courtesy of Ryan Lane's family)

An unprecedented full-scale search conducted just west of Beiseker, Alta., for a Calgary man who went missing in February came to an end Sunday without closure.

More than 100 people, including police and volunteers, were looking for the remains of 24-year-old Ryan Lane. 

Police believe Lane may be the victim of a homicide and have information they hope will lead them to his body somewhere within a 24-square-kilometer area.

The massive search effort included a canine unit, mounted unit and helicopter.

Police say the terrain is difficult to search, as it is dotted with gravel pits, farmer's fields, tall grassy sections and a river.

Investigators have identified suspects they believe are involved in Lane's disappearance, but say those suspects have not been co-operative with police.

Lane's parents made a tearful plea for answers on Friday.

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