UPDATE 2: On July 26, 2020 shortly before 5:30 p.m. police were called to the north end of Minden Lake where a resident had located a male body near their dock.
Police have confirmed it to be that of 55-year-old Robert SMITH. A post mortem examination will be scheduled at the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service in Toronto. Investigators do not suspect foul play in this death investigation.
UPDATE:On July 23, 2020, shortly after 4:00 p.m. members of the Haliburton Highlands Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to assist Toronto Police Service with this investigation. The motorcycle has been found.
KAWARTHA LAKES-The Toronto Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance locating a missing man who was last seen in the Minden area.
Police say 55 year old Robert Smith was last seen on Wednesday, July 22, 2020.
He is described as 5’11”, 170 lbs., with brown and grey hair, unshaven, and wears prescription glasses.
He was last seen wearing a leather jacket, blue jeans, and black boots.
He was last seen riding a red 1995 Harley Davidson motorcycle, with Ontario licence plate KM-067.
OPP officers located the missing man’s motorcycle in an overflow parking lot off of Horseshoe Lake Road in Minden Hills Township.
OPP members from the Central Region Emergency Response Team, Canine Unit and Aviation Services are currently searching the area. Additional resources from the Underwater Search and Recovery Unit and Marine patrols will be joining the search later today.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-4200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes or Google Play.