Thursday, July 24, 2008

Timmins man missing for one year now

It was one year ago today that 79-year-old Luciano Trinaistich of Porcupine was last seen. He had left home early in the afternoon of July 24 to go berry picking. When he did not return home that evening, police were notified and a search was launched.
Trinaistich’s Jeep Grand Cherokee was discovered on a narrow bush road in Murphy Township, an area that was thick with blueberries and raspberries. Ontario Provincial Police, Timmins Police, the Ministry of Natural Resources, Timmins Search and Rescue and Porcupine Search and Rescue carried out an extensive search and found no clue to the man’s disappearance. Several theories were put forward, such as the man was attacked by a bear or fell down an old mining hole. All theories were fully investigated, and nothing was found. Even though Trinaistich was a smoker, searchers did not even find cigarette butts. Ontario Provincial Police have indicated that the file will remain active but there is no official plan to restart the search unless there is some compelling evidence that comes forward.

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