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Title: Janis Ozollapa - 50 - September 30th 2014 - MISSING
Post by: butterflies on January 05, 2015, 08:48:03 AM
Mr. Ozollapa was last seen in Oakville although he is a Burlington resident. Not sure if this should be in the Oakville section - if so my apologies and maybe this can be moved..


Halton Police are asking for the public’s help to find Janis Ozollapa.

The 50-year-old Burlington man was last seen at his workplace on Weeping Willow Drive in Oakville on Monday, Sept. 30 at 2 p.m.

Ozollapa left work in his vehicle, a 2002 black Chevrolet Avalanche with a personalized Ontario licence plate reading ‘Ozollapa’.

He has not made contact with his family or friends. Police say they are concerned for his well-being.

Ozollapa is described as white and six-feet tall. He weighs 170 pounds with a medium build, grey eyes, bald and goatee. He speaks with a heavy Latvian accent. He was wearing a T-shirt, blue jeans, brown Crocs and had a black laptop briefcase.

Anyone with information that would assist in locating Janis Ozollapa and/or his vehicle is urged to contact the on-duty Burlington staff sergeant at 905-825-4747, ext. 2310.

http://www.insidehalton.com/news-story/4896372-police-searching-for-missing-burlington-man/ (http://www.insidehalton.com/news-story/4896372-police-searching-for-missing-burlington-man/)


A Burlington man who hasn’t been heard from by friends and family since he left his Oakville work site nearly three months ago, may be the victim of foul play, says Halton police’s homicide squad.

Janis Ozollapa was last seen on the afternoon of Sept. 30 when he left a work site at a northwest Oakville home where he was doing general contract renovations.

The father of a young daughter, and two adult children in Latvia, never returned home that evening causing his wife Patricia Harris to panic.

Friday, Det.-Sgt. John Mans with Halton police homicide squad said they have six investigators assigned to the case full-time and the 50-year-old’s disappearance is being treated as suspicious.

“We can’t help but to suspect, at this stage, foul play – we’re proceeding on those grounds,” Mans told the Oakville Beaver.

“Looking at all the analytical work with respect to the phone data, financial data that we’ve been able to get our hands on, the witness statements that we’ve taken… there’s nothing to indicate he’s done this himself.”

Police have even gone as far as to check log-in records for Ozollapa’s email, and social media accounts – his wife describing him as a “Facebook addict.”

Mans said there’s been no activity on any accounts.

On Oct. 10, Halton police received a tip from the public that the 50-year-old Ozollapa’s black Chevrolet Avalanche, which they had been searching for, was parked in the rear lot of the Lighting Centre on Cross Avenue in Oakville.

Video surveillance released to the public showed the pickup truck entering the lot at 5:30 a.m. the following the last sighting of Ozollapa.

An unidentified man is then seen walking quickly from the vehicle before starting to jog as he nears Cross Avenue – directly across from the Oakville GO Station.

Harris, however, has told police and the Oakville Beaver in a Nov. 5 interview, that she doesn’t believe the man is her husband on the blurry, dimly-lit security tape.

“I don’t believe it’s him,” she said. “He has a very distinct walk and he just never runs.”

Mans said the surveillance cameras at the GO parking lot had already been copied over by the time investigators found the truck.

Police continue their appeal for three witnesses — the driver of a taxicab, motorcycle and pickup truck — whose vehicles are all seen on the security tape, driving on Cross Avenue as the unknown man makes his way to the street.

Police also organized a spot check around the same time of morning that the truck was left in the parking lot, hoping to speak with motorists who take the route daily on their way to work.

“We haven’t let up since we became involved,” Mans said. “It’s just a matter of getting hold of those people.”

A few weeks ago, investigators led cadaver dogs on a search along nearby Sixteen Mile Creek, as well as the area around where Ozollapa’s truck was found and in Burlington where he resided.

Ozollapa and Harris had only moved to the city from Orangeville six months prior to his disappearance. He had moved to Canada from Latvia six years earlier.

Family and friends describe him as being a fan of ice sports such and hockey and curling. He had just returned from a trip to United States to see aBuffalo Sabres’ game.

Ozollapa was also very active in the Latvian community and spoke English with a heavy accent.

Mans said there may be facts police are not aware of and encourage anyone with information, even if they feel it may be insignificant, to contact investigators.

“We would prefer that anyone that thinks they have something, no matter how small it is, to contact us and allow us to add that to the rest of the pieces we have,” Mans said.

“It may seem insignificant to them, but it may be the last piece of the puzzle we need to provide us with the right answer and the right direction.”

http://www.insidehalton.com/news-story/5215417-halton-police-suspect-foul-play-in-disappearance-of-burlington-man-last-seen-in-oakville/ (http://www.insidehalton.com/news-story/5215417-halton-police-suspect-foul-play-in-disappearance-of-burlington-man-last-seen-in-oakville/)

Title: Re: Janis Ozollapa - 50 - September 30th 2014 - MISSING
Post by: SAP on January 05, 2015, 11:06:09 AM
Jamis Ozollapa