Search of Ludwig's property could end today

A search of Wiebo Ludwig’s property could be wrapped up by the end of the day.

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=2361|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=a632cfc7a2d2a3cefdf92e35e169ecf8-Shields-2.1_1_Pub.mp3]

Police obtained a five-day search warrant on Friday, but the CBC reports the search could be done by the end of today.

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."

Shields also says there is no rush to lay charges in the case, and the investigation will continue without a deadline.

He also points out, the one million-dollar reward is still being offered, and police are still taking tips, at 1-866-994-7473.

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– 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.