Nova Scotia

Helicopter joins search for Liverpool woman

Queens County RCMP have called in a helicopter to help them find Laura Lee Robertson.

Queens County RCMP have called in a helicopter to help them find Laura Lee Robertson.

Staff Sgt. Jeff Wells said the helicopter would give them a different view of Robertson's apartment in Liverpool.

Robertson, 47, was last seen on Thursday afternoon at approximately 4 p.m. A friend reported her missing that night.

Family and friends say it's highly unusual that Robertson would leave without her wallet, purse or keys. They're losing hope that she'll be found alive.

Amanda Jones, Robertson's daughter, told CBC News on Wednesday that she spoke with her mother the night before she was last seen. Jones said her mother had been having a disagreement with her fiancé, Jamie Leopold, and she was on the phone with friends during that argument.

"The disagreement was a little bit more, I do believe," said Jones.

"She actually had left the living room and closed herself into her bedroom and he continued to come in and holler at her and things and that's what other people overheard on phone conversations that were actually on the phone speaking with her."

Robertson lived with Leopold at their apartment in Liverpool. He has since moved out of the residence.

Wells said investigators interviewed Leopold on Tuesday night, but they're also questioning many others.

In an interview with CBC News on Tuesday, Leopold said he last saw Robertson at their apartment Thursday morning. He said he moved away from the apartment he shared with Robertson because he was afraid he would be threatened by people who believe he is involved in his fiancée's disappearance.

Leopold said it was "outrageous" to think he had anything to do with Robertson's disappearance and he is anxiously awaiting news of her whereabouts.

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