Police say they have found no new leads in their search for a missing Whitby teacher as officers and volunteers continued their search for the sixth straight day.

Updating the media on Saturday morning, Durham Police Insp. Nick Lisi told reporters that there had been no communication between Jeffrey Boucher and his family since Monday morning, when the 52-year-old high school teacher was reported missing after he failed to return home from a routine jog.

Lisi said the ground search will continue throughout the weekend as crews comb walkways, ravines and gullies in a five-kilometre radius around Boucher’s home, located near Tauton Road and Brock Street.

“They are reviewing that area there, particularly going over connected green spaces,” he said. “We’re just going over the same area, up to a five-kilometre radius.”

Lisi responded to criticisms that Durham police were allotting too much man-power and resources to one particular investigation despite the fact that there seem to be no solid leads in the case.

“We’re still here, until we’re satisfied that we’ve gone through this whole area,” Lisi said.

“As you can tell, this is a very complex geographical area of Whitby so we have to ensure and make sure that we have gone through everything,” he added.

Family and friends say Boucher, an avid runner, likely left for his daily jog at around 6 a.m. on Monday. He was reported missing around 8:30 a.m. that morning after he failed to return on schedule.

Officials say roads and trails were icy on the morning Boucher was reported missing and it is believed that he may have slipped and somehow become incapacitated.

Police also say there are no signs that Boucher vanished on purpose, noting that he left his keys, wallet and passport at home. Boucher’s bank accounts and emails also remain untouched.

Jeffrey Boucher is described as white, six feet tall, 180 pounds with short grey and white hair. Relatives say he is likely wearing a dark running jacket and dark pants.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 1-888-579-1520 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).