Nova Scotia

Human remains found in Waverley near Spider Lake Road, RCMP say

Human remains found by a hunter in Waverley, N.S. on Saturday evening have been sent to the medical examiner's office for tests, according to Nova Scotia RCMP.

A hunter found the remains and called 911 around 7 p.m. Saturday

Two years ago, around 450 people were in the area of Spider Lake Road in Waverley looking for missing cyclist Marty Leger. (Jean Laroche/CBC)

Human remains found by a hunter in Waverley, N.S. on Saturday evening have been sent to the medical examiner's office for tests, according to Nova Scotia RCMP. 

Police say a 911 call was placed around 7 p.m. The remains were discovered in the area of a trail system, about a kilometre from the end of Spider Lake Road. 

The remains were removed from the site late Sunday afternoon. 

Cpl. Dal Hutchinson says the RCMP won't have much information until results come back from the medical examiner.  

"We can't even confirm the gender at this stage," he said. 

"We wanted to ensure there's no speculation because there's a lot of people that are speculating that the remains are those of the cyclist that went missing there in that area about two years ago."

On May 29, 2014, a search was launched after Marty Leger had failed to return home from mountain biking in the Spider Lake area off Waverley Road. His car was found parked near the trail head at Spider Lake.

The search for Leger 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.

Hutchinson says investigators will look at all missing persons cases to try and "make a connection." 

He said the medical examiner will be conducting tests Monday.