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OPP Ask For Help Solving Cold Case Involving Four Seniors

Posted: 2019-07-25 12:19:48 By: hbr

Police are calling for the public to provide information regarding the disappearance and deaths of four seniors from two Muskoka-area properties that took place in the 90’s.

At a news conference today, police updated the ongoing investigation to try to bring clarity and a potential resolution for the families and community that have lived with unanswered questions and speculation since the late 1990s.

Police believe 69-year-old Ralph Bernard Grant, 77-year-old Joan Dorothy Lawrence, 70-year-old John Leroy Crofts, and 89-year-old John James Semple were last seen alive when they resided at properties that included residences advertised as retirement homes. Their remains have never been located.

Detective Inspector Rob MATTHEWS says "We are confident that people who lived or worked in the Huntsville area when these four vulnerable victims went missing have information to help us resolve this case."

Anyone with new information can call a dedicated missing persons hotline toll-free at 1-877-934-6363