Help needed to identify man, 70, found walking on Clarington trail


Published June 18, 2024 at 5:55 pm

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The public’s assistance is requested in helping identify a 70-year-old man who was taken to hospital Monday night after being found on a walking trail in Clarington.

Durham Regional Police responded to a wellness check around 8:40 p.m. in the area of Cobbledick Road and Fairway Drive and found the man in medical distress on Samuel Wilmot Nature Trail.

The man was alone and had no identification on him. Police have not been able to determine his identity.

The man is described as white, 70 to 80 years old, six feet tall and approximately 175 pounds with a medium build. He has balding short white hair (brush cut) and a full white beard.

The man was wearing dark glasses, a blue/brown/grey/orange plaid button up short sleeve shirt, khaki cargo shorts with a leather belt and brown walking shoes.

He also has “distinguishing patches” of pigmented skin (vitiligo) on both his right and left hand, as well as his right and left feet.

Anyone who may know this elderly man or has any information regarding this is asked to contact Det. Gordon at 1-888-579-1520, ext. 1615.

Information can also be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at

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