OPP ask cottagers to check properties in Lions Head and Ferndale area for missing man


(BRUCE PENINSULA, ON) -The Bruce Peninsula Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are continuing their investigation into the disappearance of 30-year-old Niram SHOULDICE who was reported missing/overdue by family members on March 6, 2017.

Investigators are requesting all residents and seasonal cottagers to check their properties and buildings, in the Lions Head and Ferndale area, over the May 24th weekend.

Police believe the last known siting of Niram was in Ferndale on March 5, 2017, at approximately 7:00 p.m., in the Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula.

The West Region Emergency Response Team (ERT), the West Region Canine Unit and the OPP Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) have conducted extensive searches of the Ferndale area with negative results in locating Niram SHOULDICE. The UAS is a power driven aircraft, other than a model aircraft, that is operated without a flight crew member on board. This system can record and transmit images to assist with the search.

The investigation is being conducted by the Bruce Peninsula OPP Crime Unit, with assistance from the Grey County OPP Crime Unit and under the direction of the Criminal Investigation Branch.

If anyone has had recent contact or may know the whereabouts of his location, please contact Detective Constable Henry THALEN at the Bruce Peninsula OPP detachment at 519-534-1323 or call 1-888-310-1122.

The missing/overdue person is described as:

  • Male
  • 5 feet 10 inches tall
  • 160 lbs
  • Short dark brown curly hair and clean shaven.
  • Brown eyes.

Last observed wearing:

  • Heavy black Jacket with hoodie.