Update: Patient missing from Ontario Shores in Whitby prompts search


Published June 1, 2023 at 8:55 pm

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Update Jun. 6: Heinekamp has been located safely.

A search is underway for a patient who has gone missing from Whitby’s Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences.

Anthony Heinekamp, 52, was last seen leaving the hospital shortly before 2 p.m. on Jun. 1. He takes medication and his condition may deteriorate without it.

Durham Regional Police describe Heinekamp as a white man, standing 5-foot-4, with a medium build and a shaved head. He was wearing a red shirt, grey jacket and blue jeans.

If spotted, Heinekamp should not be approached, police said, but anyone who sees him should call 911 immediately.

Anyone with information on Heinekamp’s whereabouts can call the police at 1-888-579-1520.


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