Police spend second day at Ten Mile Lake area looking for remains of Reita Jordan

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By Philip Croucher - Metro Halifax

HALIFAX - The search continued Sunday for the remains of a Halifax woman that police believe was murdered.

On Saturday, divers and search crews on all-terrain vehicles combed Ten Mile Lake off Pleasant Valley Road in the Musquodoboit area looking for Reita Jordan, but found nothing.

On Sunday, police were back in the area, this time using cadaver dogs in hopes of tracking down the 34-year-old woman’s remains.

“Nothing was found,” RCMP spokesman Sgt. Al LeBlanc said of Sunday’s search, which ended at about 2 p.m.

It’s been almost a daily search for Jordan’s remains since police arrested and charged a Hammonds Plains man with second-degree murder in her disappearance last week.

Paul Trevor Calnen was arrested in relation to Jordan’s disappearance in Halifax on Monday afternoon, and the next day, was charged with murdering her.

On Wednesday, officers spent seven hours searching through a house the two shared in Hammonds Plains.

Jordan, who was dating Calnen, was last seen March 19 in Halifax by friends. The 34-year-old was reported missing later that month and hasn’t been seen or heard from since.

Police said they were concerned because Jordan hadn’t been active on any social media since her disappearance.

“We are still asking anyone with information about this case, to please contact Halifax police,” LeBlanc said Sunday.

Besides second-degree murder, Calnen is also charged with indignity to human remains related to Jordan’s disappearance.

He is remanded to the Central Nova Correctional Facility in Burnside until his next court appearance on July 22.

– with files from The Canadian Press

Organizations: RCMP, Central Nova Correctional Facility, Canadian Press

Geographic location: Jordan, Halifax, Hammonds Plains Pleasant Valley Road Musquodoboit

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