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Fish Creek Park Photos Prompt Calgary Police Probe

12/17/2014 01:53 EST | Updated 12/18/2014 12:59 EST
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Calgary police are investigating the discovery of some strange and disturbing photos found hanging in Fish Creek Park.

The photos could be linked to the disappearance of 25-year-old actress Shannon Burgess (nee Madill), multiple sources told the Calgary Sun, although police are not confirming a connection at this point.

UPDATE: Dec. 18, 10:00 a.m. – Police have concluded their investigation, after it was found the photos were part of an art project, and not linked to Burgess's disappearance.

Police have been searching the southwest park for the past two days, reports Global Calgary, after photos of a woman, her face masked by flowers and hair, were found hanging from trees.

A cadaver dog was brought in Tuesday, and a portion of the park was taped off near Bow Bottom Trail.

According to 660News, the woman in the photos appears to have red hair, similar to Burgess, but a spokesperson for Calgary police said the face is so obscured there's no way to tell who she is.

Burgess was last seen on Nov. 27 at her home in the 1900 block of Spiller Road SE.

Her family reported her missing on Dec. 1, after she failed to show up to family engagements and rehearsals.

At the time, police said there was no indication of foul play, but said it was out of character for Burgess not to keep in touch with family and friends.

Earlier this week, Toronto and Vancouver police issued press releases saying they had joined the search, after receiving information that Burgess could be in their cities.

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