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Police seize car belonging to Kirwan's boyfriend

A car owned by the boyfriend of a missing New Glasgow woman was seized by police Sunday evening, CBC News has learned.
Police have seized the car owned by Mason Campbell. ((CBC))
A car owned by the boyfriend of a missing New Glasgow woman was seized by police Sunday evening, CBC News has learned.

Mason Campbell was stopped by police who used a warrant to seize his vehicle.

Amber Kirwan, 19, has been missing since Thanksgiving Sunday. She was last seen around 1:30 a.m. leaving Dooly's pool hall. She was on her way to meet Campbell at a nearby convenience store. He said that she never arrived.

On Monday, ground and rescue searchers were just 100 metres from the house where Kirwan and Campbell rented an apartment in Pictou Landing, just outside New Glasgow.

Police would not say what they were looking for, only that search sites are chosen because of information they have received.

"We're receiving numerous tips from the general public and that information is being investigated by both investigators and forensic teams," New Glasgow Police Const. Ken MacDonald said.

Thousands of posters are being distributed in the effort to find Amber Kirwan. ((CBC))
Meanwhile the makeshift Wall of Hope, located across the road from the club where Kirwan was last seen, is continuing to grow. It's part of the effort to make sure people don't forget her.

Thousands of posters have been distributed and ribbons made up to be sold to support the campaign to find Kirwan.

"The awareness is the biggest part and the more donations we have to put money into finding Amber and the more awareness that people know about it, the more it helps," said volunteer Emma Fredericks.

Maria Leil-Bowser, who organized the poster campaign, said she believes Kirwan was abducted.

"In my heart, I believe somebody has her and I'm hoping that by us doing this and keeping the posters out —going world-wide now — that whoever has her, will let her go," she said.

A reward of $5,000 has been offered for information leading to Kirwan's safe return.

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