Nova Scotia

Missing woman's fiancé arrested

The fiancé of a missing Liverpool, N.S., woman has been arrested in connection with her disappearance.

The fiancé of missing Liverpool woman Laura Robertson has been arrested in connection with her disappearance.

Robertson's daughter, Amanda Jones, told CBC News Tuesday that her mother's fiancé Jamie Leopold had been taken into custody, but no charges had been laid.

Leopold said he saw Robertson the morning she was reported missing  and has been questioned multiple times by investigators.

Since Robertson's disappearance, he has been staying with relatives in Bangs Falls, where friends and family of Robertson organized a search effort Friday.

Jones said police told her they picked up Leopold at 7 a.m. Tuesday and he was taken to a police detachment outside of Liverpool for questioning.

Jones said her mother would never go this long without contacting her family, and said when the family checked her apartment, her keys, her purse, even her work clothes were all still there.

RCMP said Robertson was last seen by a family friend at 4 p.m. on April 14 and has not been seen or heard from since that time. She was reported missing at 11 p.m. that evening by a friend.

Jones said the family was worried about her mother's relationship with Leopold. Friends said they heard the couple arguing loudly the night before her disappearance.

In an interview with CBC News last week, Leopold said he did nothing to harm Robertson and was anxiously awaiting news of her whereabouts.

Police have 24 hours to either charge or release Leopold from the time of his arrest.  

 

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