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Marcas John Schmidseder

Missing since May 29, 1998
UCF #104200213
Location: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
File: The Disappearance of Marcas John Schmidseder
Contributor: Matt N.

Marcas John Schmidseder

File Number: 104200213

Marcas was last seen by his family on May 29th, 1998, leaving his residence in Mississauga, Ontario. He was on foot carrying a knapsack.

Marcas was also seen at a bank in Massey, Ontario on June 9th, 1998. There have been no sightings of him since then.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact Peel Regional Police at 905-453-3311.

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Jacqueline McNeil

Found Safe
UCF #104200113
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
File: Vanished Mysteriously in Toronto
Status: SOLVED
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Jacqueline McNeil


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Jacqueline McNeil was found safe

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John Horvath

UCF #104200143
Location: Welland, Ontario, Canada
File: Justice for John Horvath
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John Horvath

File Number: 104200143

A property crime escalating into a cold-blooded homicide is a rarity, but the Niagara Regional Police Service believe this is exactly what transpired twenty years ago when victim John Horvath interrupted a break and enter inside his Welland home.

On Jan. 4, 1999, during the early stages of the investigation, police discovered a back door to the Norway Avenue home of Horvath had been physically forced open. Police were initially contacted by concerned neighbours after snow from a recent storm had yet to be shovelled by Horvath.

Upon entry, and what appeared to be a routine break and enter quickly morphed into a homicide investigation when the body of Horvath was located mere steps away, inside the unsecured home at the bottom of stairs that led to the basement of the home.

Police believe the forced entry and homicide occurred two days earlier, on Jan. 2, 1999. Horvath had been beaten to death.

Police believe the suspect(s) were anticipating the Norway Avenue home to be unoccupied. Instead, the person or persons responsible were unexpectedly confronted by the homeowner after forcefully entering the home by unknown means.

Horvath was a former shop teacher from E.L. Crossley Secondary School in Welland. At the time of the murder, Horvath was a retiree in his mid-seventies, living alone in his Norway Avenue home.

Niagara regional police are seeking the public's assistance for any information pertaining to the solvable cold case homicide of Horvath, 20 years after this horrific crime occurred.

"The investigation into the unsolved homicide of Mr. John Horvath remains open and the Niagara Regional Police Service is committed to continuing this investigation in order to identify the person or people responsible," says Staff Sgt. Luigi Greco from the Niagara Regional Police Service major crime unit.

Investigators are encouraging anyone who may have information related to this unsolved homicide to contact the homicide unit at 905-688-4111 ext. 4200 or online at

To leave an anonymous tip, please contact Crime Stoppers of Niagara at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online:

Crime Stoppers guarantees that you will remain anonymous through any of the methods offered to provide tips and you will never be asked to appear in court. You may also be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000 if the information leads to an arrest.

Jay, Chad Smith, Robbie Rumboldt, Jamie Lefebvre, Michael Cummins, Danny Higgins

UCF #104200149
Location: Ajax/Pickering/Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
File: 6 Lost Boys of Pickering in 1995
Contributor: Matt N.

Jay, Chad Smith, Robbie Rumboldt, Jamie Lefebvre, Michael Cummins, Danny Higgins

File Number: 104200149

In what would become a fateful headline, the 'Lost Boys' of Lake Ontario - and an unsolved case of multiple missing persons - has left many questions unanswered for 25 years today (2020).

Pickering, Ontario, 1995: After leaving a neighborhood basement party on a cold night a group of six teenage boys (who had been drinking) headed out for some clandestine 'goofing around' at the Lake Ontario.

The last time the Lost Boys were seen was when they stumbled into the marina on March 17, 1995 after a night of partying. Jay, 17, was with Chad Smith, 18, Robbie Rumboldt, 17, all of Pickering; Jamie Lefebvre, 17, of Scarborough; Michael Cummins, 17, of Oshawa; and Danny Higgins, 16, of Ajax.

Jay was tall and muscular, and had a blazing fastball that labelled him as a baseball phenom in his early teens. He'd done time for assault and was facing more assault and weapons charges. He also had a daughter with his girlfriend Monique, who shared a rented basement apartment with Boyle.

That night, Boyle's mother was taking care of baby Kierra, who turns 28 this year (2022). The boys broke into two marinas and stole a four-metre imitation Boston Whaler, and made off with that, a three-wheeled paddleboat they boosted the night before and a case of beer they found in another boat. Residents heard the sound of a motorboat at 2:30 and 3 a.m., but the boys were never seen again.

A massive search effort was underway 36 hours after the boys were last seen. Durham and Toronto Police were joined by the Coast Guard, a Hercules C-130 aircraft and a helicopter from the Canadian Forces base in Trenton. Nothing was ever found. None of their bodies nor the boats they were on have ever been found. More on this case »

William Bokstein

Vanished After Dropping His Daughter Off At School
UCF #104200191
Location: Hamilton / Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
File: Disappearance of William Bokstein
Contributor: Matt N.

William Bokstein

File Number: 104200191

Niagara Falls, Ontario - The family of a man who may be missing in Niagara Falls is putting out an impassioned plea for anyone with information regarding his whereabouts.

50 year old William 'Bill' Bokstein's family says they just want him back, and miss him terribly.

William Bokstein left his residence in Hamilton, Ontario on February 23, 2018 at 08:00 A.M. to drop his daughter off at school. After dropping off his daughter, it is believed that Mr. Bokstein traveled to Niagara Falls.

Every year, Hamilton police receive more than 1,500 reports of missing people. Sometimes they are found right away and sometimes they don't want to be found. But each must be taken seriously. When someone is seriously in trouble, every minute counts.

On February 25, 2018, William Bokstein was captured on video near the Fallsview Casino where he withdrew money. Mr. Bokstein has never gone missing before and has not been in contact with his family since, which is out of character for him.

He is a white man, about 5'10, 180-190 lbs. He has short, dirty blond, grey hair and blue eyes. Bokstein also has a nose ring, an earring, and tattoos on both arms and legs.

William Bokstein

Niagara Fallsview Casion Resort in Niagara Falls, Ontario

Const. Kim Walker is Hamilton's only missing person co-ordinator, a position created in 2011 and that she's held since late 2015. "I see every single one that comes through every day," Walker says. It's her job to make sure no detail is missed.

Most reports come in the same way - at a police station front desk - and most are investigated by front-line officers - representing a huge part of the workload for uniform patrol.

In Hamilton, there have been near miraculous cases where people have been found days after going missing. In 2015, for instance, Franco Mamone, then 75, was found in a field in Dundas three days after going missing without his medication.

If you have information on William Bokstein's case, please contact any of the following:
Hamilton Police Service: 905-546-3843 / 905-540-6477
Reference Case #: 18546182
Crime Stoppers: 1-800-222-TIPS(8477)

Kingston John Doe

Remains were found west of Kingston
UCF #104200232
Location: Kingston, Ontario, Canada
File: Police Use Facial Reconstruction In Effort To Solve 1989 Kingston John Doe Cold Case
Contributor: Matt N.

Facial reconstruction

File Number: 104200232

Kingston, Ontario - OPP, along with the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service and Office of the Chief Coroner, released a detailed three-dimensional model of what the man looked like at a news conference.

Ontario Provincial Police hope a new facial reconstruction of a man whose remains were found west of Kingston more than three decades will help solve his murder.

The man's body was found in October 1989 in a ditch next to County Road 14 in Stone Mills Township, Ontario, which is near the village of Enterprise. Police say they hope the new facial reconstruction will help someone identify him.

OPP release facial reconstruction of man found dead in 2017 "We want to give this man back his name and his identity back," said OPP Det. Insp. Serge Acay. "This is somebody"s son, brother, father perhaps. We don't know. He has family somewhere."

The man was found bound and gagged. Police estimate his body may have been in the ditch for about two weeks, during which his facial features decomposed. They say all their investigate efforts to date have not been able identify him.

Recent forensic analysis shows he was a south Asian man between 35 and 55 years old. Forensic artist Const. Duncan Way spent hours shaping the clay reconstruction, right down to the clothes he was wearing when found.

Police say he was wearing a white short-sleeved dress shirt, a red and blue pullover, a sweater with a red, black and grey diamond pattern, grey socks with blue and red stripes, and black loafers.

OPP have released a clay facial reconstruction
OPP have released a clay facial reconstruction in hopes of identifying a man whose remains were found in October 1989 west of Kingston. (OPP)

"We don't know what happened to him, where he came from, where he was before," Acay said. "Somebody - one person or persons - did this to him, and we want to hold these people, or person, responsible."

Police are offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the man's death.

Anyone with information can call a missing person's hotline toll-free at 1-877-934-6363.

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