Terry Anthony Zubko
Missing since: July 21st, 1982
Year of birth: 1964
Age at disappearance: 18
Bio group: Caucasian
Eye colour: Hazel
Hair: Long straight brown
Height: 172 cm / 5 ft 8 in
Weight: 56 kg / 123 lb
Build: slender / thin
Teeth: good condition; tooth 16 treated, tooth 37 absent
Scars: slight scar on the lower forehead; scar on the left upper nostril; 12"-14" scar unknown which forearm
Last seen wearing: blue jeans, blue size 9 running shoes, v-neck sweater with beige and brown stripes, blue t-shirt
Terry had limited priveleges to walk the hospital grounds
Born in Blind River, Terry Anthony Zubko had been living with his parents in Sault Ste. Marie before he was admitted to the former North Bay Psychiatric Hospital on Highway 11 North in May 1982.
On July 21st, 1982, at 10 a.m., Terry was granted limited privileges to walk about the hospital grounds unsupervised for an hour. When he did not return to the ward, hospital staff conducted a search of the grounds and along the highway. Unsuccessful with their search, hospital staff reported him as a missing person to police later that afternoon. A police grounds and building search, as well as a search of the bush area around the perimeter of the hospital, met with negative results.
In the days and weeks following his disappearance, police followed up on reports from the public of possible sightings of Terry in the North Bay and surroundings areas but they were unsuccessful in their attempts to locate him.
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Anyone with information that may help us with this investigation is asked to call the North Bay Police Service at 705-497-5555 (and select option 9 to speak to a police officer) or visit us in person at 135 Princess Street West, North Bay.
For those who wish to remain anonymous, contact Near North Crime Stoppers by telephone toll-free at 1-800-222-8477, or submit a tip online at nearnorthcrimestoppers.com.