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No new evidence found in missing cabbie search

Police searched for new evidence in the missing cabbie case Thursday, but only uncovered a pit and pile of rocks.

Police searched for new evidence in the missing cabbie case Thursday, but only uncovered a pit and pile of rocks.

Officers combed an area of Johnson Road in Cherry Brook because of information that came up in the course of the investigation surrounding the disappearance of Sergei Kostin.

“We weren’t looking for anything specific, but we believed we may find evidence out there and when we went out, we discovered a number of things that were initially of interest to those searching,” said Const. Jeff Carr, spokesman for the Halifax Regional Police.

One of those items was a rock pile that looked like it was covering something, but it turned out to be just a pile of rocks. There was also a hole in the ground that raised suspicions.

“We are still curious as to why it’s there,” said Carr, but he added it may have been from water-table testing in the area.

There are no immediate plans for another search, he said.

Kostin, a 40-year-old driver for Bob’s Taxi, was last seen on Jan. 17 when he was sent to pick up passengers on Gaston Road in Dartmouth. Three days later his burned taxi was found empty at the end of Downey Road in North Preston.

 
 
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