Toronto

Nicole Morin-related search ends in Springwater Township

Two days of searching a wooded area north of Barrie, Ont., have failed to yield anything conclusive about the fate of Nicole Morin, the eight-year-old girl who went missing in Toronto nearly three decades ago.

Police find 'nothing conclusive' in case of missing girl after two-day search of wooded area

Nicole Morin-related search ends

Toronto

7 years ago
2:05
A search related to the sill-unsolved 1985 disappearance of Nicole Morin has ended. 2:05
Toronto police Sgt. Sean Thrush and police dog Sirk took part in the search in Springwater Township. (Sue Sgambati/CBC)

Two days of searching a wooded area north of Barrie, Ont., have failed to yield anything conclusive about the fate of Nicole Morin, the eight-year-old girl who went missing in Toronto nearly three decades ago.

Dozens of police officers began searching on Wednesday in Springwater Township, near Old Second Road and Horseshoe Valley Drive, in relation to a tip about Nicole's long-unsolved disappearance.

A search of a wooded area in Ontario's Springwater Township wound up Thursday, as police followed up a tip in the 29-year-old case of Nicole Morin's disappearance. (Canadian Press)

Late Thursday afternoon, Toronto police Insp. Gerry Cashman said police were not any closer to finding out what happened to her.

Saying that police had found "nothing conclusive," Cashman said the nearly 30-year investigation continues, but the search in Springwater Township is over.

"Sadly, the investigation goes on. We're still searching for Nicole Morin," he said.

Police made a renewed appeal for information in Nicole's disappearance this past summer.

Police participate in the search in Springwater Township, hoping to crack the still-unsolved 1985 disappearance of eight-year-old Nicole Morin. (Sue Sgambati/CBC)

That led to a tip that prompted the current search. Ontario Provincial Police were assisting Toronto police at the scene over the past two days.

Nicole vanished on July 30, 1985. She walked out the door of her family's Toronto apartment to meet a friend to go swimming and never returned.

Despite an intensive investigation, police have not conclusively determined what happened to her. But they believe she was abducted.

With a report from the CBC's Sue Sgambati

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