A search of Wiebo Ludwig’s property has come to an end.
Investigators have been on the Hythe-area compound since Friday, and RCMP Spokesperson Tim Shields says they have uncovered new and ‘significant’ evidence in the case. [asset|aid=2363|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=dc25fe4979c41200c964fcf3ae6b8d7b-Shields – search over_1_Pub.mp3]
In an interview with CTV News, Wiebo Ludwig said he could "only speculate" on what evidence RCMP was referring to. "I don’t know what they’ve got," he said. "I am personally not aware of anything that could be indicting."
According to Shields, the RCMP is confident after reviewing all the information that is in their possession, that they arrested the right person for the right reasons and at the right time.
At the moment, Shields is unsure if there will be any other arrests [asset|aid=2364|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=dc25fe4979c41200c964fcf3ae6b8d7b-Shields – another arrest_1_Pub.mp3]
Police obtained a five-day search warrant on Friday. After about 24 hours in police custody, Ludwig himself was released on Saturday morning, at which time, BC’s Crown Prosecutor said police didn’t have enough evidence to charge the 68 year-old Ludwig.
But, Inspector Shields insists police are still making progress in the case, and "getting closer to the finish line."
He also points out, the one million-dollar reward is still being offered, and police are still taking tips, at 1-866-994-7473.
– For more on why Ludwig was released, Click Here.
– For more on Ludwig’s release, Click Here.
– For a Friday afternoon update from Inspector Tim Shields, Click Here.
– For a statement from EnCana Corp., Click Here.
– For Dawson Creek Mayor Mike Bernier’s take on this developing story, Click Here.
– For more on the initial police search, Click Here
– Wiebo Ludwig appeared on 100.1 Moose FM’s Issues and Answers in October 2009. Click here to listen to the whole show.