Missing elderly Simcoe man found deceased


(NORFOLK COUNTY, ON) – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Norfolk County Detachment is seeking the assistance of the public in locating a missing male from a Talbot Street North, Simcoe, Norfolk County, Ontario address.

On Thursday, July 13, 2017 at approximately 3:22 p.m., police were contacted by a concerned resident reporting a 73-year-old male missing.

Through the course of investigation, it was determined that 73-year-old Robert RANFORD was last seen on Thursday, July 6, 2017 delivering newspapers in the area of Talbot Street North.

On Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at approximately 9:20 a.m., officers from the Emergency Response Team and Canine Services located human remains in the area of Windham Street.

OPP Forensic Identification Services assisted with the investigation. 

As a result of a post mortem examination, police have identified the deceased as 73-year-old Robert RANFORD of Simcoe, Ontario.

No foul play is suspected and police are not treating the death as suspicious.