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Police looking for missing man from Balsam Lake Drive

UPDATE: Family members have told Kawartha 411 that Babin has been found deceased. Our condolences to the family. Police have not confirmed this information.

KAWARTHA LAKES-The Ontario Provincial Police is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing 65 year-old male, Bernie Babin.  He was last seen on Balsam Lake Dr. in Bexley Township on April 28, 2019.

Bernie Babin is described as: 5’9-5’10, no facial hair, walks with a limp. He may be wearing black jogging pants, dark gray sweater, baseball hat.

Neighbours say there was a fire in the garage at Babin’s home on Sunday night. The OPP Forensics Unit, Canine unit and the Fire Marshall are all on the scene. Police are tightlipped about the situation telling Kawartha 411, “There was a fire last night that is being actively investigated with the assistance of the Ontario Fire Marshall. He will keep me appraised of the situation and perhaps I will have an official media release tomorrow”

It’s unclear if the two incidents are related at this time.

Anyone with information that could assist police in locating Bernie Babin are asked to contact The Ontario Provincial Police or your local law enforcement agency.  Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ca or by using the P3 Tips app.

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Pamela Vanmeer
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Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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