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Curtis Barry | 49 | Bradford | Missing July 19, 2010
« on: August 06, 2010, 09:12:22 PM »
Thought I would start a separate thread for this gentleman. Maybe it will  help those comment that have information for this case. Anyone with information, please provide this family and friend base with some answers to rebuild back on.


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Re: Curtis Barry | 49 | Bradford | Missing July 19, 2010
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2010, 09:51:21 PM »
There is a picture of Curtis Barry, on this site.  Michelle, don't give up hope. There is hope.

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Search continues for missing Bradford man
Updated: Tue Jul. 27 2010 4:53:56 PM

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South Simcoe Police say they are continuing their search for a missing Bradford man who never returned from a routine morning walk with his dogs on July 19.

In a news release Tuesday, police said they will conduct a second air search in an area north and east of where Curtis Barry's dogs were found.

Motorists picked up the dogs not far from Barry's walking route.

On Wednesday, a ground search assisted by police dogs will be carried out in certain areas, they said.

But police also noted this: "(We) continue to investigate leads and follow-up on tips as reported by the public. To date there has been no sign of the whereabouts of Curtis Barry."

Barry is a 49-year-old father of four who works in Toronto for the TTC. He lives in Bradford, which is about a one-hour drive north of Toronto, sitting just east of Yonge Street.

He left home at 8 a.m. for a two-hour walk in an area with trails. When he hadn't returned by 4 p.m., his family contacted police.

Since then, crews have conducted ground and water searches. Officers have also canvassed local drivers.

Police say they have scaled back somewhat, but officers and civilian staff have continued the search on their own.

Barry is just over 6' tall. He has blue eyes and a moustache. He may have been wearing work boots.

Family members say it would be highly out of character for him to simply disappear.

"At this point we are hoping for the best, but expecting for the worst to happen," his wife Michelle Rothwell told CTV News on Monday.

"But we really need to find him. We won't give up until we find him."

With a report from CTV Toronto's Michelle Dube
http://toronto.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20100727/missing-bradford-man-search-barry-100727/20100727/?hub=TorontoNewHome

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Re: Curtis Barry | 49 | Bradford | Missing July 19, 2010
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2010, 09:59:31 PM »
Interesting fact, the one dog was found one week later in the same area the other dog was picked up from the week before.  Don't dogs generally stay within the vacinity of their loved one?

Also, another photo found on this site.

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Bradford man now missing for week

Missing person. Curtis Barry went missing July 19.
PHOTO COURTESY OF SOUTH SIMCOE POLICE SERVICE
A week after he went missing, Bradford's Curtis Barry still hasn't been found.

Mr. Barry, 49, and his two dogs went missing July 19 in Bradford.

Police located the second of the two dogs July 26.

The collie/retriever mix was picked up by a motorist July 19 around 11 a.m. near the corner of Dissette and Bridge streets in Bradford, the same area the other dog, a German shorthaired pointer, was located last week.

The motorist dropped the collie/retriever mix off at the OSPCA branch in Aurora and went on vacation shortly thereafter.

Upon returning from vacation July 26, the person contacted police about the incident.

The dog was transferred to the Georgina OSPCA branch in the interim.

Also July 26, South Simcoe Police canvassed drivers in the Dissette Street and Industrial Road area in an attempt to find more witnesses or any information that would assist in the search.

Police also conducted ground searches of the areas around Artesian Industrial Parkway and 9th Line and north of Bridge Street between Dissette and Canal Road.

Police conducted a search of shallow areas of the Holland River using personal watercraft July 24.

Extensive searches have been conducted since Mr. Barry was reported missing.

Police will continue their searches in concentrated areas over the next few days.

Mr. Barry left his house at 8 a.m. July 19 with the dogs for their regular two-hour walk.

Police were contacted at 4 p.m. and told he had not returned.

Mr. Barry and the dogs normally walk on Britannia Avenue to Dissette Street to Industrial Road and then along the trails in the bush at the end of that road.

Mr. Barry is described as white, six foot one inch tall, balding with grey hair, a moustache and blue eyes. He may be wearing work boots.

Anyone with information is asked to call South Simcoe Police at 905-775-3311.
http://www.simcoe.com/news/local/article/852742--bradford-man-now-missing-for-week

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Re: Curtis Barry | 49 | Bradford | Missing July 19, 2010
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2010, 11:38:58 AM »
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Interesting fact, the one dog was found one week later in the same area the other dog was picked up from the week before.  Don't dogs generally stay within the vacinity of their loved one?

When I read the other thread, Concerned, I was just thinking about that. This was apparently a regular occurance for Curtis walking his dogs and imo they would be well bonded.
My thoughts were that searchers should take both dogs back to the area they were picked up at and give them free reign. I really believe the dogs would sense something.
(Our little pitbull when coming to visit in the city, would go absolutely hyper with excitement at 2 kms from our place)
I didn't realize the dogs were found a week apart and imo possibly one may have stayed with the master or in the area the master went missing. The one article did say there was quicksand in the area; surely it would have been marked as a known spot?

My thoughts and prayers to this family and Curtis. :(

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Re: Curtis Barry | 49 | Bradford | Missing July 19, 2010
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2010, 05:45:52 PM »
SAP, Especially if he walked regularly with the dogs, in and around the same area. They would know how to get home, you would think. So, why did they both found one week apart in the same area. If I were family I would be looking really close in and around there.

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Interesting fact, the one dog was found one week later in the same area the other dog was picked up from the week before.  Don't dogs generally stay within the vacinity of their loved one?

When I read the other thread, Concerned, I was just thinking about that. This was apparently a regular occurance for Curtis walking his dogs and imo they would be well bonded.
My thoughts were that searchers should take both dogs back to the area they were picked up at and give them free reign. I really believe the dogs would sense something.
(Our little pitbull when coming to visit in the city, would go absolutely hyper with excitement at 2 kms from our place)
I didn't realize the dogs were found a week apart and imo possibly one may have stayed with the master or in the area the master went missing. The one article did say there was quicksand in the area; surely it would have been marked as a known spot?

My thoughts and prayers to this family and Curtis. :(

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Re: Curtis Barry | 49 | Bradford | Missing July 19, 2010
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2010, 06:11:03 PM »
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Concerned: SAP, Especially if he walked regularly with the dogs, in and around the same area. They would know how to get home, you would think. So, why did they both found one week apart in the same area. If I were family I would be looking really close in and around there.

Dogs will usually stay near their loved human especially if he is in trouble. (I had one dog in the country follow me 10 miles. I didn't know he followed and of course I was driving, and when I got home (not the same route I left from) the dog wasn't there. It took hours for him to get home and then a few days later people told me they saw him at such and such places. He didn't turn around but went the 10 miles on the road.)

There was quicksand in the area, and possibly b/c it's the end of a roadway, there could have been someone lurking in the area. I think they really need to go back there with the dogs, imo.
Another thing that crossed my mind, is this is something that was repetitive, taking the dogs down the road near the swamp. Anyone lurking could have expected him, so maybe they ought to also check out people he works with...did anyone have it in for him, etc?
However if it was me, I would take the dogs back there and watch their reactions. I tend to have alot of faith in dogs instincts for a very good reason.

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Re: Curtis Barry | 49 | Bradford | Missing July 19, 2010
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2010, 08:08:01 AM »
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Barry's family desperate for answers

Posted By MIRIAM KING, QMI AGENCY

Updated 16 days ago

For Curtis Barry's wife Michelle Rothwell, it's a "mystery," a "nightmare," "surreal."

"We've lived here for 13 years, he's walked the same route every day, and nothing's ever happened," she said Wednesday.

July 19 differed from the ordinary routine. Curtis normally took the dogs out in the early morning hours, around 3 a.m., to accommodate an early start to his work.

But he was on vacation on July 19, and could sleep in -- waiting just until the last GO train had gone through town before setting out at 8 a.m.

Rothwell and Barry have a "blended" family. Curtis has two older children by a previous marriage, aged 25 and 26; Michelle has a 16-year-old daughter; and the couple has a 12-yea-old son, as well as two dogs, two cats and a fish.

The couple's youngest children -- a 16-year-old daughter and 12-year-old son -- were at home, but since it's summer break, also slept in. They awoke to find their dad and the dogs gone.

"They didn't think anything of it, because he's always out," she said.

When he hadn't returned home by 2:30 p.m., daughter Kayla became concerned, and called her mom.

"I got off work at 3 p.m. I rushed home," Michelle said. "I nearly had an accident." Even so, she says, "I really didn't think there was anything wrong."

She arrived to find the dogs' water bowls filled, dog food set out waiting for the pets' return, no sign of either dog -- and her husband's wallet, ID and money still in the house. She waited a little longer, then contacted police. Since then, she has been overwhelmed by the mysterious disappearance.

Both dogs turned up. Lucky, the German short-haired pointer, was located at Kennel Inn in Aurora the next day. Maggie, the collie-retriever cross, was recovered Monday, after a passing motorist picked up the dog running loose, and took it to an OSPCA shelter. Both dogs were seen running on Dissette Street around 10 a.m. on July 19, the day Curtis was last seen. No one has seen him since. Also missing is the dog leash.

Michelle, family members, friends, neighbours and even complete strangers have searched various areas of town, looking for any trace of the missing man.

"We've searched. We've been out every day," but without succes, Michelle said.

Earlier this week, they brought Maggie and Lucky back to the area around Dissette and Holland Street where the dogs were found, hoping to get some kind of reaction; like all of the other efforts so far, it led nowhere.

"Detective (Julio) Fernandes has been amazing," Michelle said, calling to update the family every morning and evening, and outline the game plan for the next day's search. And community response has been tremendous.

"I didn't realize until now what a good community we have. People we don't even know are stopping us," and helping with the search.

But she's finding it hard to remain hopeful.

"I'm tending to think there's been an accident," she said. "It's been nine days now. We know it's not looking good. We just want him found, especially for his parents.

"It's the not knowing. It's a mystery. How does somebody just disappear? I can't even think what's happened."
http://www.thebarrieexaminer.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2689531

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Re: Curtis Barry | 49 | Bradford | Missing July 19, 2010
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2010, 11:42:55 AM »

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Re: Curtis Barry | 49 | Bradford | Missing July 19, 2010
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2010, 05:48:47 PM »
Hi,

I am the wife of Curtis Barry.  Just to clarify, both dogs were picked up the same day Monday July 19th in the same area. the Ferman shorthaired pointer -"lucky"was picked up on Disette St and taken to Kennel Inn and the Collie Retrriever mix-"Maggie
was also picked up on Dissette St the same day by a passing motorist. the dogs were not picked up a week apart. I myself took Lucky back to the area Tuesday July 20th prior to taking her home and she didn't pick up anything.  She just wanted to
swim in the water as usual and chase the bottle that was being thrown for her.  Maggie was taken back their too, but didn't lead us to anything.  Maggie is 17 years old, deaf and partly blind so I wasn't surprised that she didn't really know anything.
Thanks to Miriam King for posting all of that information....you have been wonderful to our family and I will certainly keep you updated should anything arise.  I should also mention that we have been searching different areas in groups since
Curtis disappeared and have come up with nothing.  He was wearing a blue/grey coloured t-shirt, shorts (not sure of
the colour, and grey work socks with beige coloured work boots. He also did not go into the brush walking like some of
the media had mentioned, he only walked on the road and down the railroad tracks.  If anyone has any possible leads,
please call the south Simcoe Police at (705) 775-3311.  We are desperate to find him and bring him home no matter
what the outcome.  He has lots of family and friends who need closure, including myself.  We all love him and do not
want this to remain an unsolved case.  Please! any tips would be appreciated.

Thanks to all!

Michelle Rothwell, Jonathan Barry, Clifford Barry, Kayla Rothwell, Kietan Barry-Rothwell, Bev & Deanna Barry, Chris Barry, Terry &  Zack Moss, Deanna Barry/Bodner, Darren Barry & Enza, Len Rothwell, Collette & Robert Patterson. (immediate family)

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Re: Curtis Barry | 49 | Bradford | Missing July 19, 2010
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2010, 06:12:54 PM »
Dear Michelle, i'm really sorry to hear of Curtis' disappearance. You will have a lot of support on this site, as many of us have been there, or are extremely in tune with those who have.  One thing that I have learned is to take notes. daily. Things people say. Things people question. Remarks or comments they transfer to you. As time goes on, if it does, a theory may take weight and you will have the information at your hands, and your mind doesn't have to log everything. The other thing is to start with your inner circle. Ask as many questions as you can. To everyone that talked to him recently, worked with him, or knew him. Have them send you his correspondence, the emails, the text messages. Sometimes, a comment might not make sense to them, but those who know him will notice patterns, thoughts, perhaps clues. Ask people to be straight up with you, tell it like it is. No matter where the information may lead. If the police do not have his computer, have a computer forensic specialist look at his computer. See who he has talked to what was said.

Does he take medications, is he keeping up with the prescriptions. Does he have bank cards, still being used. Has he taken large sums of money out. Is he in debt? Did he lose his job? Discontent? New friends? New habits? It seems odd that this happened on one of his first days of vacation (is that fact correct?) and if so, did he just need time away? Did anyone in the transportation system pick him up that day? Does he have any friends that live a distance away, that he may visit. Enemies? Anything that has been on his mind lately. Could he have become disoriented? A medical condition? Has the hospitals and shelters been checked?

We have also learned, that sometimes we have to ask these questions, for we've waited too long and nobody is asking them later. Have you checked your attics, basements, cellars, or sheds? Has someone sent posters or fliers to every house on his walking route to ask if they remember anything?  Has a group made a sign and a large picture and stood along his route at the time he went missing to see if anyone that drives that normal path and normal time remembers anything?

Is someone else posting the missing announcements on every missing site they can find with credibility?

When is the trash picked up along the way? Is there any big dumpsters around in that area of walkway? If so, where do they dump to and is there an agency that can track the dump route and location before too much time passes.  Could he have fallen in a river? Slipped or fallen down an inclined area?

Just some thoughts to help. Anything you can tell us that may help us look, please do.

My prayers. Thoughts. And, hopes for you and your family/friends.

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Re: Curtis Barry | 49 | Bradford | Missing July 19, 2010
« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2010, 06:22:19 PM »
Concerned has given you excellent advice. Wise advise actually.  You have to be aggressive in looking for him.  We live in such a busy world, with busy lives, and often don't pay attention re:  a missing person.  There are very kind people out there, as you have learned, and you will need them.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Re: Curtis Barry | 49 | Bradford | Missing July 19, 2010
« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2010, 08:24:06 PM »
Welcome Michelle. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families and I wish you GodSpeed for a resolution.
Thank you for setting the facts straight as media very often in a rush do not tend to do that.
I can't add anything more as far as search tips; Concerned covered that well. Just want you to know you and your family are not alone, and we are with you in thought and prayer. God bless.

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Re: Curtis Barry | 49 | Bradford | Missing July 19, 2010
« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2010, 10:32:02 PM »

Michelle I know that there really are no words that any of us can say that would make this any easier. Just know that we are all here to offer our support to you and your family.




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Re: Curtis Barry | 49 | Bradford | Missing July 19, 2010
« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2010, 09:04:50 AM »
Thanks everyone for your kind words and thoughts. 

We have covered a lot of ground in our search from Bradford to
Innisfil at the 3rd line.  I have put together 6 searches and the police co-ordinated one for me which was too dangerous for our family to do themselves.  We have put posters out everywhere. 

My son and I even drove to Sudbury on the weekend and went to see the Sudbury Police and the OPP as this was a
place he had mentioned going in the past.  It didn't really have any relevance, but I just needed to know that is was
 covered. 

We are starting to check abandoned barns, houses etc in hopes that we will find a clue. We have spoken to every
possible person that could have any lead.

 He has worked for TTC for almost 30 years in February and was almost ready to retire. We have spoken to TTC and I
contacted All Trans Credit Union and they posted the poster on their site as well.

We will keep searching as long as we can in hopes that we can bring him home.

Thanks you so much for your kind words everyone, it is much appreciated.

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Re: Curtis Barry | 49 | Bradford | Missing July 19, 2010
« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2010, 02:35:24 PM »
Michelle,
I am so very sorry for all you are going through. If you wish, I can add Curtis as a hot case to the North American Missing Persons Network www.nampn.org
Take care,
Angela Ellis NAMPN Webmaster