NIPIGON, Ont. — As a large team of OPP officers –including members of several specialized units– continues to search for Alyssa Turnbull in Nipigon, detectives are also pursuing new leads provided by the public.
The 26-year-old South Gillies woman was last seen between March 23 and March 25, when she was living in Nipigon.
More than 20 officers are currently involved in an intensive search of the town's sewage treatment facility, including settling ponds which are about three metres deep.
They arrived Monday morning, and are expected to be at the plant for a few more days. Pumper trucks are also on-site.
Some officers are equipped with full-body hazmat-type suits.
Although OPP have said the search of the wastewater treatment plant is not the result of a tip, they have received responses to their offer of a $50,000 reward.
Sergeant Mike Golding said Wednesday that "numerous tips" have come in since Friday when police announced the reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for Turnbull's disappearance, or information resulting in locating her.
Golding said a detective has been assigned to follow up each lead.