Ontario Provincial Police officers spanned the fields in the Chesterville and Winchester areas looking for clues in what they call an "ongoing investigation".

The area searched is close to the home of murder victim Melissa Richmond.

Richmond was reported missing last Wednesday, July 24, 2013. Her body was found in a wooded area at the South Keys Shopping Centre on Sunday, July 2013.

Police will not confirm if today's search is related to her murder.

County Road 9 leading into Chesterville was closed for a portion of the afternoon while police conducted the search.