The week-long search for Andrew Bishop has ended in tragedy.
The 21-year-old East Gwillimbury man’s body was found just after 3 p.m. Thursday in a wooded area near Old Yonge Street in East Gwillimbury, York Regional Police announced Friday morning.
The death is being investigated by the coroner and a post mortem is being conducted later today to determine cause of death. Police had said earlier today there were “signs of trauma,” to Bishop’s body.
There was intense interest in Bishop’s whereabouts after the Guelph University student went missing Sunday night from his Holland Landing home at 11 p.m. He did not leave a note or tell his parents where he was going.
He had not been seen since.
John Bishop, Andrew’s father, told yorkregion.com, it was “every parent’s nightmare” when his son left without a trace.
Bishop said,”I saw him Sunday night. I was going to bed. I said goodnight to him.”
Opening the door into Andrew’s room the next morning left him feeling queasy.
Andrew, who attended Newmarket’s Dr. J.M. Denison Secondary School, was not in his room, nor was he outside.
“There was nothing unusual,” Bishop said of Andrew’s behaviour before he disappeared. “He was very much being himself…. He got home from Guelph 10 days ago.”
Andrew went to hit golf balls at the Silver Lakes Golf and Conference Centre driving range and even cooked the family a few meals, including lemon chicken, since he got home.
“Like any kid, he was spending a lot of time on his computer, but that’s not something we intruded on,” Bishop said.
As the minutes began to turn to hours since Andrew left, the Bishops called York Regional Police.
Police took Andrew’s computer and will look through the hard drive to see what might have led up to his disappearance.
_ With files from Jeremy Grimaldi
York Police are looking for a 21 year old man missing from East Gwillimbury.
Andrew Bishop was last seen Sunday April 30th around 11 pm at his home at Yonge and Thompson Drive.
Police say they and the family are concerned for his well-being as it is out of character for him.
He’s described as white, 6 foot 4, 150 lbs with brown hair and brown eyes.