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New info and Billboard campaign to solve 2011 disappearance

October 8, 2019

Last Sighting of Luke Joly-Durocher Updated

(NORTH BAY, ON) – Members of the North Bay Police Service and Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are renewing calls for information relating to the suspicious disappearance of a young Témiscamingue, Québec resident more than eight years ago.

At a news conference today, North Bay Police Chief Scott TOD, Detective Constable Dave WILSON and OPP Detective-Inspector Kurtis FREDERICKS unveiled new information relating to the investigation surrounding 20-year-old Luke JOLY-DUROCHER. New billboards will appear on local highways to generate more information for police, who urged everyone to share this information on their respective social media networks.

On March 4, 2011, Luke JOLY-DUROCHER was in North Bay to visit with friends and was staying on Sherbrooke Street. They consumed alcohol prior to going to a bar and Luke was refused entry. Police now say after Luke was refused entry from Cecil’s Bar downtown, he attended Shooters Bar located at the Voyager Inn on Delaware Street. He was observed socializing at the bar and police have confirmed Luke later obtained a ride from at least one of the patrons.Additional witnesses have since come forward and police know other people may have been socializing with Luke before he disappeared.His jacket, cellphone and glasses were all found back at the Sherbrooke Street apartment. Luke was reported missing on March 7, 2011 by family members.

Luke JOLY-DUROCHER is described as 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs approximately 150 pounds. He has a slim build, medium-length dark hair and braces on his upper teeth. He often had facial hair and was rarely seen clean shaven. A reward of up to $50,000.00 remains in place for anyone with information on the whereabouts of Luke JOLY-DUROCHER. The public can call the North Bay Police Service at 705-497-5555, email [email protected] or – to remain anonymous – call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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“Police now rely on mobilizing citizens and witnesses – regardless of where they live today – as yet another way to help victims’ families find resolution. I’m confident this initiative will accomplish our shared goal of community safety and help us resolve the disappearance of Luke Joly-Durocher.”

– Chief Scott TOD – North Bay Police Service

“We are confident that people in the area when Luke Joly-Durocher was last seen have important information. We continue to collaborate in the hope that this new information and the highway billboard campaign will jog memories or give someone the courage to come forward with what they know.”

– Detective Inspector Kurtis FREDERICKS, Major Case Manager, OPP Criminal Investigation Branch

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MEDIA NOTE: Media resources, including digital photos, and billboard graphics, a map, and a Reward poster are attached or can be found at (: https://www.northbaypolice.ca/news-releases/unsolv... )

For media inquiries or interviews, please contact:

John Schultz, Community Safety Coordinator

North Bay Police Service, 135 Princess Street West, North Bay

Telephone 705-497-5570

Email [email protected]

Twitter @northbaypolice

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