Right: Age-progressed to age 26
Jake Nicholas Just
Missing since October 31, 1998 from Midland, Ontario, Canada
Circumstances of Disappearance
On the evening of October 30, 1998, at about midnight, Just was last seen walking home with some friends after a Devil's Night party.
On the way home, Jake decided to take a trail through the woods. His friend continued along the street and the two were to meet up at the point where the trail exited to the street. He was drinking heavily and was intoxicated.
Although a marsh and quicksand were near the wooded trail, searchers could find no physical evidence to suggest that Jake, or anyone, had traveled near
these areas in the days prior to Jake's disappearance. Despite an eight day search, no physical evidence linking back to Jake was found.
When Jake entered the wooded area, he was carrying a knapsack. It has not been recovered.
There were hundreds of potential witnesses interviewed and numerous tips were follow up on.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Ontario Provincial Police
Missing Persons and Unidentified Bodies/Remains Unit
1-877-934-6363 - Toll Free in North America
705-330-4144 - Local or outside of North America
Director of the Criminal Investigations Branch
Midland Police Service
Det. Sgt. Jim Rettinger
Agency Case Number: 955-10-122-99
Our Missing Children
Ontario Provincial Police - Missing Persons and Unidentified Bodies/Remains Unit
The Barrie Examiner
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