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Person of interest in Calgary Amber Alert case could be released Friday

Police investigators prepare to search a hay field north of Airdrie, Alta., Monday, July 7, 2014, looking for clues to the disappearance of five-year-old Nathan O'Brien and his grandparents. Calgary police say the man taken in for questioning in the case is not the only person of interest in their investigation.
Image Credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
July 09, 2014 - 7:10 AM

CALGARY - A man Calgary police consider a person of interest in the disappearance of a boy and his grandparents could be released from custody later this week.

Douglas Garland is being held on charges unrelated to the missing persons case and was in court this morning for what was supposed to be a bail hearing.

But the Crown and defence both agreed Garland could be released with a number of conditions.

Garland first needs to provide a new address for where he will be staying, as police continue to search his parents' property north of Calgary.

He is to return to court Friday.

Five-year-old Nathan O'Brien and his grandparents Alvin and Kathy Liknes were last seen June 29 and Garland was taken in for questioning by police last weekend.

LINKS:

Police search Calgary dump in connection with missing boy, grandparents - CTV

'Bad blood' between Douglas Garland, Alvin Liknes - CBC

RCMP officers guard an entrance as police continue to search a property northeast of Airdrie, Alta., Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Investigators are looking for clues to the disappearance of a five-year-old boy and his grandparents.
RCMP officers guard an entrance as police continue to search a property northeast of Airdrie, Alta., Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Investigators are looking for clues to the disappearance of a five-year-old boy and his grandparents.
Image Credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

In this artist's sketch, Douglas Garland appears in court in Calgary on Monday, July 7, 2014. Garland, who has been identified in local media as a person of interest in the disappearance of a Calgary five-year-old and his grandparents, made a brief court appearance charged with identity theft in an unrelated case.
In this artist's sketch, Douglas Garland appears in court in Calgary on Monday, July 7, 2014. Garland, who has been identified in local media as a person of interest in the disappearance of a Calgary five-year-old and his grandparents, made a brief court appearance charged with identity theft in an unrelated case.
Image Credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Janice Fletcher

Nathan O'Brien was reported missing along with grandparents Alvin and Kathy Liknes.
Nathan O'Brien was reported missing along with grandparents Alvin and Kathy Liknes.
Image Credit: RCMP HANDOUT

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