Investigators from the "E" Division Provincial Unsolved Homicide Unit are continuing their search of a rural property located on Pinewood Road in the District of Isle Pierre, west of Prince George. Police are searching for evidence in relation to the 2002 disappearance of Nicole Hoar.
The Prince George Search and Rescue team will be assisting investigators today in conducting a grid search of the densely forested area of the property in search of evidence. They are expected to remain at the site for all of today.
Police would like to thank the public for over one hundred tips received in the last few days. As a result of information received yesterday, investigators will be searching a second location for evidence. They are not expecting to find human remains at this location but may find discarded items of interest. This latest search is expected to take most of the day. The location of the search is what appears to have been an unauthorized dumping site for some residents. Of special interest is an abandoned vehicle found at that location that will be seized and forensically examined.
Investigators from the "E" Division Provincial Unsolved Homicide Unit have conducted a significant number of interviews in the past three days. As a result of the interviews, police have received information that an unknown male may have information that may assist in this investigation. The description of this individual in 2002 was as follows: Caucasian male, described to be in his mid 50’s, black shoulder length hair, very skinny face, sunken eyes, scruffy appearance, thin glasses, was a smoker and had a pronounced jagged scar on the left side of his neck. We believe this man may have information about Nicole’s whereabouts during the weekend of June 21-23, 2002. We do not have information at this time to suggest that he is a suspect in the disappearance of Nicole Hoar. Police are asking this man or anyone who may have information about this man’s identity to contact the "E" Division Provincial Unsolved Homicide Unit’s tip line at 1-877-543-4822 or the Prince George RCMP detachment at (250) 561-3300.
Nicole’s family are aware of the current developments in their daughter’s investigation and have requested privacy during this difficult time.
Anyone who may have any information about Nicole’s disappearance or who may have seen or heard anything suspicious in the Isle Pierre area during the weekend of June 21-23, 2002 are asked to contact the "E" Division Provincial Unsolved Homicide Unit tip line at 1-877-543-4822 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).