Nova Scotia

Missing N.S. woman's fiancé ordered to stay away

The fiancé of a missing Liverpool, N.S., woman had been ordered to stay away from her, according to court documents obtained by CBC News.

The fiancé of a missing Liverpool, N.S., woman had been ordered to stay away from her, according to court documents obtained by CBC News.

Laura Lee Robertson, 47, has not been seen since the afternoon of Apr. 14. According to family members, she had been having a disagreement with her fiancé, James Leroy Leopold, in their apartment the night before she was last seen.

Court documents show Leopold is facing a number of criminal charges, including breaking and entering and possession of stolen goods. He has pleaded not guilty and a trial has been scheduled for June.

None of the charges have been proven in court.

According to documents obtained from Liverpool provincial court, Leopold was ordered to stay away from several people until his trial, including his brother, his brother's girlfriend, his mother and Robertson.

Robertson also faces charges of assault, and is scheduled to go to trial in September.

The district commander for the Bridgewater RCMP said Thursday that he was unaware of the court order regarding Leopold and would not comment further.

Since Robertson's disappearance, Leopold has moved out of the apartment they shared. He told CBC News earlier this week that he moved away because he was afraid he would be threatened by people who believe he is involved in his fiancée's disappearance.

Robertson was reported missing last week after she failed to show up for work. Friends and family say it's highly unusual that she would leave without her wallet, purse or keys.

A helicopter that had joined in the search was grounded on Thursday due to bad weather.

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