Scene of Quinn Butt’s death in Carbonear could go to auction
The process to sell the property where Trent Butt allegedly murdered his five- year- old daughter is underway.
According to a CIBC spokeswoman, the power of sale process will ultimately remove land title from Trent Butt, who is accused of killing Quinn Butt last April. He is charged with first-degree murder and arson. He pleaded not guilty to both charges in Newfoundland and Labrador Supreme Court earlier this month.
In compliance with the provincial Conveyancing Act, a public notice will be placed to solicit potential bidders for a closed auction. The notice will be advertised March 11-18 in The Telegram, with offers accepted until March 27.
If no bidders emerge, the spokeswoman said CIBC would acquire land title itself and engage the Town of Carbonear and the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation to determine the next move.
“We are working closely with the Town to keep the community informed and help everyone, including our employees, move forward and heal,” said the spokeswoman.
Contractors tore down the house last month, a few weeks after the town issued a demolition order. The house sustained significant damage during the fire last April.
Contractors tore down Trent Butt’s home on Hayden Heights in Carbonear last month.