Nova Scotia

Halifax cyclist Marty Leger's disappearance probe continues 1 year later

On May 29, 2014, RCMP received a call after Marty Leger failed to return home after mountain biking in the Spider Lake area, off Waverley Road.

Leger went mountain biking off Waverley road on May 29, 2014 but never returned home

About 450 people took part in the search for Marty Leger after he disappeared a year ago. (CBC)

It's been one year since cyclist Marty Leger went missing and Halifax RCMP say they still have no major leads in the 30-year-old's disappearance.

On May 29, 2014, a search was launched after Leger had failed to return home from mountain biking in the Spider Lake area off Waverley Road.

Marty Leger was supposed to return home from mountain biking around 4 p.m. on May 29, 2014. When he didn't, his family started searching. (RCMP)

Leger was supposed be home around 4 p.m. When he didn't return, his family went out looking for him, but only his car was found parked near the trail head at Spider Lake.

One year later, RCMP Cpl. Greg Church says the police investigation into Leger's disappearance is ongoing.

"[There's] a full-time investigator assigned to this particular case," Church says. "He still works leads and tips and whatnot from the file, and he still examines avenues that are presented to him as evidence surfaces."

However, police have not been able to unearth any major new leads since Leger disappeared.

Last year's search involved around 450 people, including RCMP, search and rescue teams from Halifax and Eastern Shore, Joint Task Force Atlantic, Halifax Regional Police and the Department of Natural Resources.

Volunteers said they scoured through thick shrubs and even scaled nine-metre cliffs. The search zone was 80 square kilometres and one helicopter pilot told CBC News at the time it was the largest search party he'd been involved in.


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