Neil James McDougall
Missing since October 12, 1985 from Durham, Ontario, Canada
Classification: Endangered Missing
Circumstances of Disappearance
McDougall left Durham Three-Way Demolition early on Friday, October 12, 1985. A coworker followed him home. They had a discussion and the man left. After supper McDougall went to Ayton to look for the coworker, without success, at the Commercial Hotel. He left the hotel with someone else, before closing time, and they met up elsewhere with the coworker. McDougall was last reported alive at 02.00 October 13, 1985.
His vehicle was discovered near Ayton later that day. McDougall was fastidious about his vehicles. He hated the smell of tobacco and never allowed smoking in his vehicle. When his pickup truck was discovered, the ashtray was filled with different brands of cigarette butts.
Since his disappearance, McDougall has not accessed his bank accounts or used his credit cards. He has been described as meticulous, habitual, responsible and hardworking. He worked as a demolition worker and part-time garbage contractor. When he went missing, Neil was planning to adopt his wife's children.
Foul play is strongly suspected. McDougall was declared legally dead in 1996.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
West Grey Police Service
D/Sgt. Beselaere - OR - D.Cst Campbell
The Owensound Sun Times
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