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The Ottawa Missing Persons Unit consists of one Sergeant and two Investigators whose mandate is to investigate and locate persons reported as missing to ensure their safety and well being, resulting in approximately 2500 reports each year. The majority of missing persons involves youths (under the age of 16) who are usually located within a short time period however some investigations, mostly adults (16 years of age and older) can go on for months, even years.

There is no 24-hour waiting period to report a person as missing.

Missing persons reports considered as high risk investigations are assessed upon the information obtained at the time, and dependent upon conditions, environment and lifestyle of the person and are classified as a person who:

  • possess a physical or mental disability;
  • is elderly or very young;
  • is dependent on prescription medications;
  • is unfamiliar with the city;
  • wanderers or is an Alzheimer patient;
  • is engaged in a high risk lifestyle; or
  • is associated with violent behavior.

If there is some indication of foul play (suspicious or criminal activity), call 9-1-1 immediately. If foul play is not suspected, contact the Missing Person's Unit.

If you have information about any of these people, contact the Missing Persons Unit at:

  • (613) 236-1222 extension 7300 for 24 hour assistance;
  • (613) 236-1222 extension 2355 for Missing Persons Unit (Monday to Friday, 8am-4pm ); orCrime Stoppers logo
  • Anonymously leave information through Crime Stoppers at
    1-800-222-8477.

 

 Justin Rutter

Justin Rutter

Date of birth:
1995-06-05

Justin Rutter of Ottawa (missing since he was 14 years old) failed to return home on Thursday, October 8, 2009, after tellin g his friend he did not want to go back home. He has never stayed away from home for this long before.

Justin Rutter is described as a white male, short light brown hair, brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a light brown/white hoodie, seen in this photo.

Justin Rutter is believed to frequent the Lowertown-Vanier-Overbrook area.

 John McCarthy

John Mccarthy

Date of birth:
1951-02-02

John Mccarthy was last seen in the City of Ottawa in May 2006. He has not been heard from since this time.

John Mccarthy is described as a white male, 5 feet 10 inches, 162 pounds, and a slim build. Mccarthy has short brown hair and blue eyes. At the time of his disappearance, John was 55 years old

 Gina Smith

Gina Smith

Date of birth:
1965-01-21

Gina Smith was last seen in the City of Ottawa in February 2005. She has not been heard from since this time.

Gina Smith is described as a white female, 5'2", 126lbs, thin build, light complexion, hazel eyes and blonde/auburn hair. Smith has been missing since the age of 40.

 

 Cynthia Sunga

Cynthia Sunga

Date of birth:
1975-09-06

Cynthia Sunga was last seen in the City of Ottawa in August 2005. She has not been heard from since this time.

Cynthia Sunga is described as an Asian female, 5 feet 2 inches, and a slim build. Sunga has medium length black hair and brown eyes. Missing since the age of 30.

Janette BrunetJanette Brunet

Date of birth: 
1960-12-31

Janette Brunet was last seen in the City of Ottawa in January 1988. She has not been heard from since this time.

Janette Brunet is described as a white female, 5 feet 8 inches, and 115 pounds and a slender build. Brunet has blonde hair and green eyes. Missing since the age of 27.

James WithersJames Withers

Date of birth:
1954-04-19

James Withers was last seen in the City of Ottawa in October 1996. He has not been heard from since this time.

James Withers is described as a white male, 6 feet 0 inches, and 186 pounds and a medium build. Withers has grey hair and blue eyes. Missing since the age of 42.

 

Grace GrahamGrace Graham

Date of birth:
1958-10-22

Grace Graham was last seen in the City of Ottawa in November 1991. She has not been heard from since this time.

Grace Graham is described as a white female, 5 feet 4 inches, and 100 pounds. Graham has long light brown hair and blue eyes. Missing since the age of 33

 

Sheila Adamo

Sheila Adamo

Date of birth:
1946-08-07

Sheila Adamo was last seen in the City of Ottawa in December 2004. She has not been heard from since this time.

Sheila Adamo is described as a white female, 5 feet 2 inches, and 182 pounds. Adamo has short brown hair and blue eyes. Missing since the age of 58.

Lisa Somerton

Lisa Somerton

Date of birth: 
1966-10-30

Lisa Somerton was last seen in the City of Ottawa in January 1988. She has not been heard from since this time.

Lisa Somerton is described as a white female, 5 feet 8 inches, and 111 pounds and a slender build. Somerton has long brown hair and brown eyes. Missing since the age of 21.

Josée Boutin

Josee Boutin

Date of birth: 
1966-12-24

Josee Boutin was last seen in the City of Ottawa in February 1988. She has not been heard from since this time.

Josee Boutin is described as a white female,5 feet 5 inches, and 120 pounds and a medium build. Boutin has long brown hair and brown eyes. Missing since the age of 21.

Lonnie Boudreau

Lonnie Boudreau

Date of birth: 
1970-02-15

Lonnie Boudreau was last seen in the City of Ottawa in February 1981. He has not been heard from since this time.

Lonnie Boudreau is described as a white male, 5 feet 10 inches, and 160 pounds and a medium build. Boudreau has blonde hair. Missing since the age of 11. 

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