05/28/2013 07:43 EDT | Updated 11/04/2013 08:31 EST

Angelica Spanidis Charged: BC Police End Search For Baby In Toronto Murder Case

SURREY, B.C. - Homicide teams in a Metro Vancouver suburb have come up empty after searching a CN container for the remains of a newborn baby linked to a murder investigation in Toronto.

RCMP Sgt. Jennifer Pound said the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team conducted a gruelling search of a container located on a train in the CN Rail Yard in Surrey, B.C., but failed to find anything.

"The container, which consisted of clothing and donation articles, was meticulously scoured through for four hours by all 23 investigators including CN Rail police," Pound said.

Officers in Toronto requested the help after receiving information that the contents of a clothing donation box had been shipped by train to British Columbia, but Pound confirmed early Tuesday that nothing had been found in the suspect container.

She directed further inquiries to Toronto investigators.

Angelica Spanidis was arrested in Toronto last Friday and appeared in court Monday charged with first-degree murder.

Police were called on May 23 when the 25-year-old told staff at an Ontario hospital that she had given birth, but did not know where the baby's whereabouts. (The Canadian Press, CKNW, News1130)

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