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Missing Man from Meaford
« on: December 23, 2013, 08:49:44 PM »
This is so sad -

This has just been brought to the public's attention -

The police are currently looking for a Meaford man that disappeared in May.

Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is investigating a missing male from Meaford.  Jonathan Riley, 47 years old of Meaford, was last seen on May 1, 2013.

He had left a message to his mother that he would be going to Toronto for an indefinite period of time.

He has ties to Toronto, Ottawa and Hawaii. Relatives from Hawaii have indicated they had asked him to come there, but have not heard from him. Riley is a computer expert and was earning a living developing programs at the time of his disappearance. Family members did not call police right away as he has disappeared before, but not for this length of time.

Riley is described as 175 centimetres tall, weighs 100 kgs, medium build, brown hair, with brown eyes. It is not known what type of clothing he may be wearing. He may be heading to Hawaii, Ottawa, or Toronto.  Should you have any knowledge of Riley please contact the OPP.

The Grey County OPP is requesting anyone with information that can assist police call 1-888-310-1122.  Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or send a web-tip to  You may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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Re: Missing Man from Meaford
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2013, 01:57:32 AM »
I truly hope the family hear from this man this Christmas and that he is safe and sound

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Re: Missing Man from Meaford
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2016, 08:04:08 AM »
Name :   RILEY, Jonathan Michael
Case :   ON-MM-2013-05-01504

Date Of Disappearance :   01 May 2013   
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Location Of Disappearance :   Meaford, Ontario
Age At Disappearance :   47 years
Height (estimate) :   178 cm (5'10")
Weight (estimate) :   100 kg (220 lbs)
Hair Colour :   Blonde
- blonde/greying
Eye Colour :   Brown
Gender :   Male
Race :   Caucasian

Dental Information :   
Medical Information :   
Notable Identifiers :   
Build - medium

Clothing/Jewelry :   
Other Personal Items :   
Additional Information :   
On the day of his disappearance, Jon left a note saying that he would be in Toronto 'for a couple of days'. When he failed to return after a period of time, Jon was reported missing to police.

Jon is an avid hiker and rock climber. He is also pilot and accomplished sailor. Jon has traveled extensively. While traveling, Jon maintains contact with family members by phone, emails and postcards.

Jon is a computer expert and has worked as a computer consultant. However, his laptop and personal belongings were left at home.

Police and Jon's family would like to speak with anyone having seen Jon or who knows of his current whereabouts in order to verify his well-being.

Contact :   
Ontario Provincial Police - Meaford Detachment
519-538-1220 or Toll-Free 1-888-310-1122


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Source Links :   
Finding Jon Riley - December 19, 2013 edition
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Re: Missing Man from Meaford
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2017, 08:05:35 PM »
Not one word, and this is 2017. RCMP screwed up?/jb

Jon Riley missing for one year but not in missing person website

D.O.B.: July 3, 1966
Date reported missing:  December 10, 2013
Last seen: On or about May 1, 2013
Location: Meaford, Ontario
Contact to report tips: Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) 1-888-310-1122 or Grey County OPP 519-794-7827 (dispatch centre)

?Mom gone to Toronto for a couple of days. Got my GST.? That was the last note Jon Riley wrote to anyone before disappearing more than a year ago.

When Riley didn?t return after a couple of days, his mother was not alarmed, assuming he had decided to stay in Toronto. It was his younger sister Judi who realized something was wrong when she didn?t get her regular emails from her brother. She said she had a family friend living in Toronto file the missing person report through Toronto?s 22 Division.

Almost a year and a half later, the family is devastated to learn through the fifth estate that Riley was never entered into the RCMP?s national missing persons website.

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Re: Missing Man from Meaford
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2018, 06:10:25 AM »

Woman believes her missing brother could be one of Bruce McArthur's alleged victims
Investigators won?t comment on which missing persons cases they?re looking at
By Taylor Simmons, CBC News Posted: Feb 21, 2018


As much as Judi Riley doesn't want to believe it, she's sure her brother, Jon, is a victim of alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur.

"All the pieces fit together. It's the only thing that really makes sense. He simply vanished. He went to Toronto for the weekend and he vanished," she told CBC Toronto.

Jon Riley was last seen in May of 2013, when he would have been 47 years old.
Although he lived in Meaford, Ont., at the time he disappeared, his sister said they both grew up in Toronto.

Jon often visited the city's homeless shelters and the Gay Village, although he wasn't gay himself, according to Judi. He'd also been visiting the city to find work in landscaping ? the same job as McArthur.

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Re: Missing Man from Meaford
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2018, 06:40:27 AM »
I would hope the forensics people have Jon?s computer.