Police have concluded their search of a rural property near Prince George in relation to the disappearance of a missing tree planter from Alberta — one of 18 women to have disappeared along the stretch of road known as the Highway of Tears.

Nicole Hoar, 25, a woman from Red Deer, Alta., went missing on June 21, 2002, while hitchhiking to visit her sister in Smithers.

RCMP Cpl. Annie Linteau said police are unable to disclose whether any items of interest or human remains were located.

“It typically takes some time for investigators to determine the significance of any items collected,” she said.

Mounties started combing through the property on Pinewood Road, west of Prince George, at the end of last week.

Yesterday, they also searched through a second location that appears to be an unauthorized dumping site.

Linteau said investigators are not expecting to find human remains at this location, but may find discarded items of interest.

“Of special interest is an abandoned vehicle found at that location that will be seized and forensically examined,” Linteau said.

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