Gatineau police said Thursday they found a missing man’s body off a west-end bike path on Wednesday evening.
They don’t consider Ian Lambert’s death to be suspicious.
The 45-year-old man had last been seen leaving a house party in the western part of the Plateau district the night of Feb. 16.
He was a public servant and an active member of Ottawa’s LGBTQ community, often visiting businesses near Bank and Somerset streets, which displayed “missing” posters in the weeks after he disappeared.
A passerby found Lambert’s body near a bike path in Aylmer at about 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, and called police.
An autopsy has been scheduled. No further details are being released.
The Gatineau Police Service is trying to find Ian Lambert, 45, and is hoping the public can in its search.
He was last seen leaving a party on foot in the Plateau District near Aylmer on February 16, around 9 p.m.
The SPVG says it has reason to fear for the health and safety of Lambert and wants to check on his well-being.
The missing man is described as:
- Speaks French
- 6′ 2” (188 cm)
- Medium build
- Brown hair and eyes
- Has a mole on the upper part of his left cheek
- Was wearing a toque, a multicolored striped scarf, a brown dress coat, a pair of jeans and a backpack
Anyone with information is asked to call the SPVG at (819) 246-0222.