Desperate search for missing man in North Bay
By JENNIFER HAMILTON-McCHARLES The Nugget
Posted 2 days ago
North Bay police have found the navy jacket and cellphone that Luc Joly-Durocher had with him the night he disappeared.
In a media conference Wednesday, police said they believe Joly-Durocher, 20, left Cecil's Eatery and Beer Society March 4 and returned to his friend's home on the 600 block of Sherbrooke Street.
They want to know what happened after that.
Joly-Durocher, who lives in Temiscaming, Que., was in North Bay visiting friends March 4. He was last seen on video surveillance at 11:54 p.m. leaving Cecil's heading west on Main Street after being refused entry to the bar.
"It's likely that he returned to (Sherbrooke Street) because his coat was present at the residence later that day," said Det.-Const. Paul Brewer during the media conference at police headquarters. "We have focused our search efforts in two areas — downtown and Sherbrooke Street.
Police are asking the public for any information they have.
"We have received tips and have investigated them, but there's little information," Brewer said. "We don't have any strong leads so far. We don't have any direction to go."
Joly-Durocher's father, Robert Joly, said Monday that cellphone records show he was the last person his son texted.
"It was around 8:54 p.m. on that Friday and Luc told me he was going to need a ride back to Temiscaming (Saturday)," he said.
Joly said his son's bank account hasn't been accessed since March 4 when he withdrew $20.
Joly-Durocher is believed to have been at 683 Sherbrooke St. the night he disappeared.
"Someone knows something and maybe someone knows something in that neighbourhood," said Joly said Wednesday. "I always told him to watch over his shoulder, but this is a mystery right now."
Joly has scoured Sherbrooke Street, the city's downtown and Chippewa Creek. He has looked through countless garbage cans and rail cars.
Brewer said police "have been conducting searches, canvassing neighbourhoods and the downtown area, and conducting interviews with family and friends to try and collect as much information as possible."
Family and friends have set up several Facebook groups to help the search. Hundreds of people have joined Bring Luke Home and Luke Joly Search Party.
"We all just need to keep our heads up high. We miss you Luke. Come home," writes Carolyn Joly.
Joly writes: "I will never give up. I will find you Luke,"email@example.com
Luc Joly-Durocher, 20, was last seen March 4 outside Cecil's Eatery and Beer Society.
He is five-foot-eight and weighs 150 pounds.
He has dark curly short hair and braces on his upper teeth.
He was last seen wearing a dark navy American Eagle jacket, dark blue jeans and old New Balance black running shoes with green stitching.
Anyone with information is asked to call the North Bay police at 705 497-5555 or Near North Crime Stoppers at 1 800-222-TIPS.http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3031782