Search Efforts Ended in Marathon for Missing Toronto Man


THUNDER BAY – NEWS – The Marathon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is assisting the Toronto Police Service (TPS) and The Thunder Bay Police Service (TBPS) in the search for a missing Toronto man.

Brian Penny is described as a 28-year-old, Caucasian male, 5’9″, 165 pounds, thin build, and fair complexion with brown hair, beard and brown eyes. He arrived in Thunder Bay on September 20, 2019, and rented a vehicle.

On Monday 23 September 2019, the vehicle, a silver 2020 Nissan Rogue, was located by Marathon OPP officers approximately 45km west of Marathon on a dirt road off of Highway 17. The vehicle was unoccupied with no sign of the occupant.

An extensive search of the area was conducted by local officers as well as OPP Emergency Response Team, K-9 Members, Air Support, Underwater Search and Rescue Dive Unit and Marine. As of 10:00 pm on Monday, September 30th, 2019, all resources have concluded their search with negative results in locating Mr. Penny.  

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information on the whereabouts of Brian Penny is asked to call the OPP 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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