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Ameliasburgh man no longer missing

UPDATE JUNE 1 – OPP Communications stated on their Twitter feed late tonight that David Franks is no longer missing. OPP thank those who assisted.

JUNE 2 – Although identification has not been confirmed by police in a release this morning, the OPP states that at approximately 6:22p.m. June 1, 2017 the Prince Edward County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police, with the assistance of the OPP Underwater Search and Recovery Unit, Prince Edward County Marine Unit, and the Prince Edward County OPP Crime Unit located the body of a deceased male.

He was recovered near Massassauga Point in Ameliasburgh. The Office of the Chief Coroner has been notified. A post mortem examination has been ordered for Ottawa Civic Hospital for today.

Search for missing man continues; residents asked to check security and wildlife cameras

UPDATE May 31 – The search for Prince Edward County resident David Franks continues today.

While the OPP has asked volunteers not to search at this time as to not interfere with their investigation, residents and businesses in the area who have security or wildlife cameras are asked to review their footage following Thursday May 25th at about 2:30 am.

The family has created a Facebook page “Find Franks”.

Today, David’s sister Chelsea thanked people for their support.

“Thank you for helping us get the word out there.
Thank you to all those who have dedicated their time to search for my brother, David. I want you to know that I’m so grateful for all of you.

“Thank you to everyone who put in the hours walking in ditches and wooded areas and long county roads, to those who went out on their kayaks, atvs, cars/trucks and by foot to help cover the area. I’m sorry there wasn’t better luck with our search.”

The family states that 24-year-old Franks was last seen Thursday morning, May 25th, at 2:40 am leaving his family home on County Rd 28 for a routine jog.

He is described as 6’3”, 230 lbs, brown hair, and wearing dark athletic clothes in addition to steel toed running shoes, a 25lb weighted training vest and white headphones.

It is believed he went down Cty Rd 28 to Hwy 62 , turning right onto Victoria, left on 23 toward Kente. They note that if he has was injured, he would usually find a quiet spot under a tree to rest.

Police seek information on missing Ameliasburgh man

David Franks

MAY 28 – Prince Edward OPP continue to seek information that could lead to finding a missing Ameliasburgh man.

David Franks, 24, was last seen Tuesday, May 23 at his County Road 28 home.

Police report Franks was an avid jogger, and early on Wednesday morning took his cell phone and headphones and went for a jog.

He is described as 6′ 3″, with a solid build, about 230 pounds, and has shaggy, brown hair. He was last seen wearing dark athletic clothing with a weighted vest and dark steel-toed shoes.

The OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT) and the Prince Edward County OPP Crime Unit are currently investigating. Police are asking that anybody with information that could assist in finding Franks, call the PEC OPP at 613-476-2151.

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  1. Susan says:

    Tacky and disrespectful. That is not information that you or the general public require.

  2. Brenda says:

    When will the post mortem be finished to know cause of death and confirmation of identity?

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