Steven Hector Gravel
Missing since: December 23rd, 2000
Year of birth: 1977
Age at disappearance: 23
Bio group: Caucasian
Eye colour: Hazel
Hair: Long brown, short bangs (mullet)
Height: 178 cm / 5 ft 10 in
Weight: 68 kg / 150 lb
Piercing: four piercings in left ear
Last seen wearing: a dark-coloured/possibly blue winter coat, blue jeans, runners and a baseball cap
Steven Gravel's tattoos
Steven Gravel has a number of tattoos:
- Located on the right shoulder on his back is a drawing of a baby.
- On his left upper arm are the letters FTW.
- On his right forearm, there is a wolf's head.
- On his right upper arm, are:
- a teddy bear design
- the word “Stephanie”
- a heart/wings and sword design
- the word “lucky"
Last seen leaving in a Ford Bronco that was later located abandoned
On October 14th, 2014, out-of-province family members of Steven Hector Gravel contacted the North Bay Police Service to report that they had not heard from Steven in a prolonged period of time.
Through a subsequent investigation, police have learned that Steven, who was 23 years old at the time, was last seen by friends at a residence in North Bay shortly before midnight on December 23rd, 2000. He left the residence in a black 1990 Ford Bronco, which belonged to his stepfather, who is now deceased. After midnight, North Bay Police Service patrol officers observed a suspected impaired male driver in a vehicle matching the description of the Ford Bronco. They tried to initiate a traffic stop at the time, but were unsuccessful.
The Ontario Provincial Police located the abandoned Ford Bronco in the area of Lake Nosbonsing Road, 200 metres east of the highway 11/654 exit in the early morning hours of December 24th, 2000. There was no evidence of injury and the driver appeared to have left the scene on foot. Police were unable to locate the driver. At the time, the investigation concluded that Steven Gravel had been operating the vehicle and had taken the vehicle without the owner’s consent.
The North Bay Police Service issued a warrant for Steven’s arrest as a result of the investigation in December 2000 but were unable to locate him. Police did not receive any report of him being missing until closed to 14 years later, in October 2014.
Since the missing person report, police have been following up on all potential leads, however, no confirmed information points to his current whereabouts.
Steven is originally from Cochrane, Ontario. He grew up in North Bay and was a former student of Widdifield Secondary School. He is known to have a passion for fishing, snowmobiling, mountain-biking and socializing with friends.
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