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Wayne Rutledge Missing since Dec. 11,2012 Guelph, On.
« on: February 17, 2013, 03:10:06 PM »

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By Scott Tracey

Guelph police continue their search for a former Orangeville man who vanished without a trace more than two months ago.

Det. Const. Jeff Taylor said police have received a few calls since the family of Wayne Rutledge went public with their appeal for information just before Christmas but the tips haven’t checked out.

“We’re no further ahead than we were a month ago,” Taylor said.

Rutledge, who turned 38 last month, has had no contact with his family since Dec. 11. He withdrew a small amount of cash the following day but has not been heard from since and there has been no further activity in his bank account.

“We’re still hoping he’ll surface,” said the man’s stepmother, Jane Codd of Orangeville. “All we want to know is he’s OK. If he doesn’t want to have contact that’s fine but we just need to know he’s OK.”

Rutledge moved to Guelph last year in an attempt to get his life on track while recovering from addictions and struggling with mental health issues. But his father, Tim, has said he had telephone contact with his son every couple of days until his disappearance.

Wayne Rutledge also was in regular telephone contact with his 12-year-old son, who lives in Washington State, but has not called the boy since early December.

“He just said to us the other day, ‘I just wish my dad would call me,’” Codd said.

Taylor described Rutledge as a quiet person who keeps to himself and appears to have few contacts in Guelph. It is believed he was camping in a wooded area in the city’s north end, and police have located what they believe was his campsite.

“There have been items recovered that we believe are his, but we can’t say for sure,” Taylor said.

The police and Rutledge’s family are making another appeal for help, hoping someone might be able to provide a clue what happened to the man.

“We just don’t want people to forget about him,” Taylor said.

Codd said her stepson’s disappearance has been “devastating” for his family.

“It’s the whole unknown,” she said. “We just want some answers.”

Anyone with information about Wayne Rutledge is asked to call Det. Const. Taylor at 519-824-1212, ext. 333.

Codd and her husband, Tim Rutledge, can be reached directly at 519-942-0430 or 519-217-2232.



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Re: Wayne Rutledge Missing since Dec. 11,2012 Guelph, On.
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2013, 04:55:19 PM »
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Re: Wayne Rutledge Missing since Dec. 11,2012 Guelph, On.
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2013, 11:42:51 PM »
This is indeed a great concern for the family no doubt. The man was said to be camping thus I am wondering if he was homeless, Addictions and mental health issues makes me wonder if rehabs and addcition centers have been checked out.  I know some of them your signed in for a period of time and if your part of the program you can not leave with out leaving the program, wondering if hospitals have been checked out incase he went in and was refered and gotting into a clinic or center for addictions, thinking toronto centers should also be checked as guelph is not far from toronto and smaller citys often refer to toronto as there are more clinics in a larger city.  Hope this man is safe and getting help for his problems.


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Re: Wayne Rutledge Missing since Dec. 11,2012 Guelph, On.
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2014, 11:36:06 AM »
Wayne Rutledge's remains have been found

Forensic Experts identify found remains
Posted on Thursday October 16, 2014

On October 13, 2014, at approximately 12:28 p.m. the Guelph Police commenced an investigation into found human remains on Arrow Road. On October 14, 2014 a forensic expert was called to the scene to assist with the police investigation. The forensic expert was able to determine that the remains that were located were that of an unidentified male, age and cause of death were unknown at that time. On October 15, 2014 the investigative team attended to Toronto for the forensic examination.


The Guelph Police are now confirming the identity of the found remains are that of Wayne Rutledge. Mr. Rutledge, was reported missing to the Guelph Police on December 16, 2012. At the time that Mr. Rutledge was reported missing he was 37 years of age.

A large scale search was conducted in 2012 and 2013 for Mr. Rutledge. The search was coordinated by the police utilizing a trained search team and investigative teams that included canine units from the Guelph Police and the Ontario Provincial Police. This case remained open and active and as new information was presented to the police, that information was investigated in anticipation of locating Mr. Rutledge.

Mr. Rutledge’s identity was confirmed by the forensic experts on October 15, 2014 through his dental records which police had obtained as part of the investigative process. Upon examining Mr. Rutledge’s remains it has been determined at this time that foul play is not suspected. The investigation will remain open pending the final forensic examination report.

The Guelph Police extend their sympathies to the Rutledge family.