Historic/Cold Cases

Missing Man in North Bay, Ontario – Walter Charles Westbrook – Missing Since September 8th, 1994

Missing since: September 8th, 1994
Year of birth: 1925
Age at disappearance: 68
Gender: Male
Bio group: Caucasian
Eye colour: Brown, wears very thick perscription glasses
Hair: Short grey
Height: 188 cm / 6 ft 2 in
Weight: 64 kg / 141 lb
Build: Slender / thin
Teeth: visible decay
Last seen wearing: a ball cap, a green jacket and green work pants
Other: One of his legs had gangrene, reportedly black all the way to his knee.

Walter disappeared after a stop to get gas

Walter Charles Westbrook was last seen on Thursday, September 8 th, 1994, walking southbound from the Highwayman Restaurant on Highway 11 North, on the west shoulder of the road, wearing very thick glasses, green work pants, a green jacket and a ball cap. One of Walter’s legs had gangrene, reportedly coloured black all the way to his knee.

A resident of Charlton, Ontario, Walter had been passing through North Bay with two family members. The three had stopped in North Bay to get gasoline and to make repairs to their vehicle before continuing on their journey. Described as confrontational and paranoid, Walter became impatient with the wait during their stop and decided to start hitchhiking.

Family reported him missing to North Bay Police, after their hopes to locate him walking along the highway were unsuccessful.

The police investigation into his disappearance remains unsolved.

Submit a tip

Anyone with information that may help us with this investigation is asked to call the North Bay Police Service at 705-497-5555 (and select option 9 to speak to a police officer), a selection option 9 to speak to a police officer. Or, visit us in person at 135 Princess Street West, North Bay.

For those who wish to remain anonymous, contact Near North Crime Stoppers by telephone toll-free at 1-800-222-8477, or submit a tip online at nearnorthcrimestoppers.com.


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