SAINT JOHN – Tomorrow will mark the one year anniversary of the murder of Richard Oland.

The prominent Saint John businessman was found dead in his uptown office on Canterbury Street on July 7th, 2011.

In the days following Oland’s death, Saint John Police believed the investigation was progressing.

And at the time Chief Bill Reid said the 69-year-old Oland likely knew his killer.

“We do not have somebody in the city of Saint John creating havoc or mayhem,” Reid said, addressing the media just a few days after Oland’s death. “This is a selective investigation relative to a homicide.”

Twelve months have now passed with no arrests and no charges.

Documents related to the investigation remain sealed as a pair of local media outlets fight to have details made public.

The Oland family has said little, but it did release a statement yesterday:

“It has been a difficult year as we come to terms with the loss of our husband, father and friend, Richard Oland. We would like to thank everyone for their kind words and support during this time.”

The sealed documents case returns to court at the end of July.