OPP Asks For Carriers’ Help in Locating Missing Man Between Hearst and Thunder Bay

OPP are asking for help from OTA members and their drivers to locate a missing person who was last seen on March 18, 2024 west of Hearst, Ontario in the area of Highway 11 and Highway 663 (40 km west of Hearst). He was seen walking the bush line along Hwy 11 about 6km west of Constance Lake. He was believed to be hitchhiking.

Dean MATTINAS is described as an indigenous male, 5′ 10″ (178 cm) tall with an athletic build, black hair, brown eyes, thin moustache, and slight sideburns. Dean was last seen wearing a camo or beige jacket, blue jeans, brown boots. See here for a picture of Dean and further details: Constance Lake Dean Mattinas_public

OPP members are asking carriers if they or their truck drivers may have any information and if they can review any dash cam video they may have from that area of Highway 11 between the morning of March 17 , and the evening of March 18, forr any sighting of a lone male with similar description.

Dean was trying to get to Thunder Bay so any material between Hearst and Thunder Bay may possess evidence which could help the family.

Anyone who has questions or possible information can contact should immediately contact the OPP at 1- 888-310-1122 or your nearest police authority. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or ontariocrimestoppers.ca, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000. You can also contact james.butler@opp.ca.

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