Nova Scotia

Police find evidence in Impala in Kirwan case

Police have found evidence in a car seized last week that will help in the investigation of the killing of Amber Kirwan, the RCMP said Tuesday.

Police have found evidence in a car seized last week that will help in the investigation of the killing of Amber Kirwan, the RCMP said Tuesday.

"The Chev Impala has been released by police as of this morning and there has been evidence gained from that search of the vehicle which will assist in the investigation of Amber Kirwan," RCMP Const. Bill Rudolph said.

Police won't say what that evidence is or who owned the 2002 gray Impala.

The second vehicle, a blue 2008 Hyundai Elantra, is still being held by police and searched for possible forensic evidence.

On Monday, police said they also found evidence related to the murder during a weeklong search of a mini home on Heathbell Road, near New Glasgow.

Kirwan, 19, went missing after leaving Dooly's pool hall in New Glasgow early in the morning of Oct. 9. Her body was found last week in a wooded area off Heathbell Road.

Police said her death was a homicide but have not said how she died.

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