It has been nine years since Joly-Durocher's disappearance. (supplied)
North Bay Police Service, along with the OPP, has announced a new finding involving the disappearance of Luke Joly-Durocher.
On the night of March 4, 2011, Joly-Durocher and some friends attended Cecil’s in downtown North Bay where Luke was denied entrance. Until now, this was the last known sighting of him.
Police have now learned that Joly-Durocher was seen at Shooters bar at the Voyager Inn socializing with patrons of the bar and accepted a ride from at least one of the patrons. This is now the last known sighting of Luke.
L-R OPP Detective-Inspector Kurtis Fredericks, NBPS Chief Scott Tod, NBPS Detective Constable Dave Wilson updating the public on Joly-Durocher. (Kortney Kenney MyNorthBayNow.com)
“The information has developed throughout the investigation,” OPP Detective Kurtis Fredericks said. “As I say in a missing person investigation, sometimes people who are witnesses don’t realize that they are witnesses at the time so it has taken some time to establish that timeline.”
“Police now rely on mobilizing citizens and witnesses – regardless of where they live today – as yet another way to help victims’ families find a resolution,” North Bay Police Chief Scott Tod stated. “I’m confident this initiative will accomplish our shared goal of community safety and help us resolve the disappearance of Luke Joly-Durocher.”
Luke was reported missing by family members on March 7, 2011. His jacket, cellphone, and glasses were all found back at the Sherbrooke Street apartment and his bank card was found on Sherbrooke Street a week later.
A map of Joly-Durocher’s movements on the night of March 4, 2011, along with where his items were found. (supplied NBPS)
Additionally, police are also putting up billboards along the highways leading into North Bay. Joly-Durocher is described as 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs approximately 150 pounds. He has a slim build, medium-length dark hair, and braces on his upper teeth. He often had facial hair and was rarely seen clean-shaven. A reward of up to $50,000.00 remains in place for anyone with information on the whereabouts of Joly-Durocher. The public can call the North Bay Police Service at 705-497-5555, email email@example.com or – to remain anonymous – call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit online.
The billboard that will be installed along the highways, along with the reward poster. (Kortney Kenney MyNorthBayNow.com)