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Arrest in McCann search

Thanks in part to about 300 tips from the public, police tracked down a“person of interest” in connection with the McCann missing persons caseearly yesterday morning.

Thanks in part to about 300 tips from the public, police tracked down a “person of interest” in connection with the McCann missing persons case early yesterday morning.

Travis Edward Vader, 38, was arrested on outstanding warrants without incident at a rural residence near Niton Junction.

Sgt. Tim Taniguchi said RCMP received information through witnesses, public tips, Crimestoppers, and investigational techniques.

“All of those things put together make up the investigation and led us to the whereabouts of Mr. Vader and led us to the reason why he is a person of interest,” he said. “We believe he has information that’s relevant to this missing persons case.”

Vader is being held at the Edson RCMP detachment and was questioned about the missing Lyle and Marie McCann yesterday afternoon.

Taniguchi said the direction the investigation takes depends on what Vader has to say to police.

“It’ll point us in the right direction of where to go next,” he said. “But I doubt that we’ll be able to disclose that, as it will be part of the investigation.”

Police say the location of Vader’s arrest will be the subject of their continuing investigation.