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Peterborough Police Continue To Search For Legally Blind Trent University Student

UPDATE: As a result of information received, the Peterborough Police with the assistance of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted a search of the Otonabee River on November 23rd, 2020.

At approximately 3:15 pm, the OPP Underwater Search and Recovery Unit (USRU) located the body of missing person Brett Leblanc.

The investigation by the Peterborough Police Service has concluded and this is now a Coroner’s investigation and no further information will be provided.

The Peterborough Police Service wish to thank members of the public who had assisted in this matter in attempt to locate Leblanc.

PETERBOROUGH-Peterborough Police continue to investigate the disappearance of 24 year old Brett LeBlanc.

Police say officers conducted extensive ground searches over the weekend with assistance from the Ontario Provincial Police Aviation Services on and near the premises of Trent University.

On Friday November 20, 2020 Brett Michael LeBlanc, age 24 years was reported missing to the Peterborough Police Service.

Brett is a student at Trent University and was last seen late Tuesday night the 17th of November 2020 on campus.

Brett is legally blind. He is able to walk without assistance and typically wears black sunglasses. He is male white, 5ft10”, 169 lbs, brown medium length hair, thin moustache, wearing white high-top sneakers.

On Saturday November 21, 2020 Peterborough Police, along with Trent University Security conducted a ground search on Trent University property with negative results.

If members of the public, including Trent University Students have information on Brett’s disappearance you are asked to call police at 705-876-1122.


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