The brother of Douglas “D.J.” Ardis, who had been unaccounted for since June 6, is reporting the 24-year-old has died.
“It’s with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of Douglas Joseph Ardis,” his brother Sean posted on the Remembering DJ Ardis Facebook page at about noon on Friday (June 15).
The OPP reported Ardis was seen driving a 2017 silver Ford F150 super crew cab (plate No. AW25234) in the area near 30 Sideroad in Mono on Wednesday morning (June 6). Police later reported D.J. was seen at the LCBO in Dundalk at 2 p.m. that same afternoon.
His brother, Sean, said D.J. was en route to pick up a trailer on 10 Concession in Flesherton. The trailer was picked up, but D.J. didn’t make it to his job site on Highway 4 and West Back Line. The 24-year-old hadn’t been seen or heard from since.
A $10,000 reward was being offered for solid information leading to D.J. or his whereabouts. Sean previously told The Banner that D.J. has no prior history of going missing.
“This is a first-time thing for him,” Sean said on Monday. “We expect the best but we plan for the worst.”
The circumstances surrounding D.J.’s death are not known as this time. Sean reported further details will be released soon.
“There will be a service held at a later date. Thank you everyone for your contributions,” Sean told the many volunteers that helped search for D.J. ever since his disappearance nine days ago. “The police will release a statement in the near future.”
OPP are looking for a missing man.
Police say 24 year old Douglas Ardis was last seen at 9am on Wednesday in the area of 30 Sideroad near Shelburne.
Officers say he was driving a a 2017 silver Ford F-150 Super Crew Cab with the License Plate AW25234.
He is described a 5 foot 8, 195lbs, with a stocky build, light brown short hair that is pulled back.
Officers add, he has hazel eyes and wears glasses.
He was last seen wearing a dark blue baseball hat, possibly dark Tough Duck jacket, blue jeans with brown Blundstone Work boots.
OPP say there is a concern for his wellbeing.
Anyone who has information that can assist police are asked to call 1-88-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.