A search for a missing elderly man has come to a tragic end after the body of Anthony “Tony” Robertson was found in the area of Indian Road and Plank Road.
The 75-year-old vulnerable man was reported missing to Sarnia police on December 29, 2022.
Members of the Sarnia Police Service, OPP, London Search and Rescue, Huron Search and Rescue, and Sarnia and Point Edward Fire conducted an intense search with no success.
Police said a pedestrian found Robertson’s body off an embankment within the tall grass and water on January 12 at around 5 p.m.
“The area where Mr. Robertson was located was outside the intense search area but a drone and a helicopter was utilized to cover the area,” read a police release. “At the time of the search the water level was much higher and the water was very dirty which impeded visibility.”
A post mortem was done in London Friday morning. Preliminary information found no signs of suspicious circumstances related to Robertson’s death.
Members of the Sarnia Police Service thanked the public for help during the search efforts and expressed condolences to the Robertson family.
The Sarnia Police wish to update the public regarding the search for Anthony “Tony” Robertson.
At this time, unfortunately, Roberson has not been located.
The Sarnia Police, along with volunteer search groups, are undertaking a coordinated search of a large area of the City of Sarnia. The Sarnia Police continue to ask all residents of Sarnia, and surrounding areas, to conduct a thorough search of their properties. This request is not limited to any specific area of the City. If your neighbour is away, or not capable of checking their property, please do it for them.
Robertson is 75 years of age, and factors exist which make Robertson a vulnerable person.
Robertson is described as being 5’8″ – 5’9″ in height. He was last seen wearing a blue plaid “lumber jacket” with black jeans and black shoes. Robertson has grey hair, a grey beard and brown eyes.
Robertson will respond to being addressed as “Tony.”
If you locate, have possibly seen, or have information regarding Robertson’s whereabouts please contact the Sarnia Police immediately.
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— Sarnia Police (@SarniaPolice) January 1, 2023