Scene of Quinn Butt’s death in Car­bon­ear could go to auc­tion

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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.

TC ME­DIA FILE PHOTO

Con­trac­tors tore down Trent Butt’s home on Hay­den Heights in Car­bon­ear last month.

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