Halifax police say while they were “surprised” to hear an evidence bag was found on McNabs Island on Sunday, it didn’t contain any missing information.
During the annual cleanup of the island, someone discovered a sealed evidence bag that had been ripped open and called Halifax Regional Police about it, said spokesperson Const. Pierre Bourdages.
“It is unusual,” Bourdages said on Monday. “We were surprised that turned up in McNabs Island, but we got the call last night and we retrieved the bag and it was empty.”
Bourdages said it might not even be a police bag, because those containers are used by other agencies such as the RCMP and courts.
“It could be that someone was released from custody, or from a different agency, and picked up their property and disregarded the bag,” Bourdages said.
He added “given the nature of it,” the light plastic bag could have ended up on McNabs Island after been blown by the wind from the mainland.